Antiques Roadshow fans crack up as Fiona Bruce is handed a pair of sugar nips

Antiques Roadshow fans thought it was hilarious with presenter Fiona Bruce was handed some "sugar nips" on the BBC show.

The 57-year-old blushed during a game of "Basic, Better, Best" on a trip to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday's episode.

During the game, Fiona was shown three items and had to decide which one of the antiques held the most value.

But viewers and Fiona were both distracted from the game when she was shown a set of "sugar nips" – which were actually a pair of tongs built for handling sugar cubes.

The expert showing Fiona the tongs, Lisa Lloyd said: “These are sugar nips, again they’re benchwood. And these are really interesting actually.

“They’re carved from one piece of wood, and then they’re bent using steam, they use steam to bend them, and then there’s a post in the centre obviously, which makes them into little sugar nips.”

“…Or little sugar tongs,” Fiona added, in the hope of bid sounding a little less rude.

Fans couldn't help but roll up at the moment, with tonnes heading to social media to revel in the funny moment.

One fan tweeted: "OMG. I just heard this sentence on the antiques roadshow… Sugar nips are best!"

Another said: "Fiona censoring "sugar nips" to sugar tongs," followed by a laughing emoji.

A third responded: "Never thought I would hear the words "Sugar Nips" on #antiquesroadshow @BBC_ARoadshow but it's made my day."

Lisa also revealed that the tongs were inscribed for Mrs Williams from August 1903, and explained there was a number of different reasons why they could have been made for her.

She added: "There’s two schools of thoughts for these, one that they were given as basically a love token, and it’s carved with hearts.

“But the other school of thought is they were actually made by striking miners and they were given to people who basically supported them and obviously they weren’t getting any salary while they were on strike so people would donate money to the miners’ funds. Then they would give these are a token of thanks for people who donated money.

“These are unique to North Wales – You don’t find those in South Wales.”

Turns out that the "sugar nips" were the most basic of the priced pieces, with Lisa saying: “They look incredible I know, but you can buy these for £80-£120.”

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