Antiques Roadshow expert reveals harrowing childhood abuse as they're reunited with foster sisters in tear-jerking scene | The Sun

ANTIQUES Roadshow expert Ronnie Archer-Morgan left viewers fighting back tears as he recalled the "extraordinary" foster family which saved his life.

The BBC show favourite, 73, reunited with his three foster sisters – Christine, Jackie and Lynette – after spending eight years apart.

Ronnie, who has worked in the antiques business for more than 30 years, starred on a segment on The One Show about his childhood.

He opened up on re-locating from London to Eastbourne during a particularly tough period.

The Antiques Roadshow star told the show: "My mother wasn't well and the emotional and psychological abuse I received as a result, still affects me today.

“But here in Eastbourne, I discovered what it was like to be part of a loving family.”

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The former hairdresser continued: "This is where I was safe.

"I never wanted to leave it."

Ronnie met his foster sisters with a big hug on the sea front before they headed inside for tea and a chat.

It was there when Ronnie opened up on life in the seaside town and said: "I had the best times with my foster family, and at the helm was Molly.

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“Without her love, I don't think I'd be here today.”

He added: “She was an extraordinary woman and when I came along, she already had six children."

Ronnie then told his siblings: "The truth is, I have always carried you all in my heart since the first day I met you.

"It's the value I learned from coming down to Eastbourne that has made me what I am now."

Meanwhile, back on Antiques Roadshow, Ronnie recently stunned fans when he refused to value an item.

He also left one guest gobsmacked as he revealed the brutal purpose of her wooden artefact.

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