Paul Martin and his team of experts were filming Lancashire folk for four programmes which will be transmitted in 2019 and he described the turnout as ‘a fantastic response’.

Paul said: “It’s great to come to Blackburn again. We were last here eight years ago and we found people were very friendly and were great fans of the show. Judging by the numbers here today they are obviously still very enthusiastic about Flog It.”

Among those taking part in filming for the show were The Dean, the Very Rev Peter Howell-Jones and artist Penny Warden, who painted 15 Stations of the Cross – artworks which have adorned the walls of the cathedral since 2005.