An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned to discover how much a stuffed toy could have been worth if only it had been in better condition.

Fiona Bruce presented the popular show from Buckfast Abbey, a return visit to the imposing Benedictine monastery for the hit BBC show.

Items brought in to be valued included a diamond tiara, a collection of First World War medals, a pair of stuffed bunnies and some miniature furniture.

Expert Bunny Campione was excited to come across a pair of stuffed toys but the owner was left disappointed by their value.

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The pair of rabbits were made by legendary manufacturer Steiff, with some vintage Steiff toys selling for thousands at auctions.

Assessing the stuffed toys, expert Bunny said: "So we've got two well loved rabbits here, do tell me how you got them."

The owner said: "I've been collecting Beatrix Potter for the last 30 years and it's really become a bit of an obsession."

The owner revealed she had paid £300 for a Peter Rabbit toy complete with a jacket and then £200 for an older white fur effect Peter Rabbit, bought online.

Bunny said: "Well that's very, very interesting to me being called Bunny, I actually collect rabbits so I have actually got two of these."

The expert detailed the ages of the rabbits, with one being from 1905 and complete with a Steiff button before revealing it was worth around £400 or "maybe £500 on a good day".

The second, older rabbit was made with a "very rare" lambs' wool covering. Bunny said: "These were incredibly rare, Steiff only made a few of them with lambs' wool coverings."

She estimated the rabbit was from 1904 and was impressed the owner had clocked it was a Peter Rabbit and not just a standard white rabbit, adding "not everyone would spot a Peter Rabbit".

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Bunny said: "You paid £200 for him, I don't think he's worth a lot more - but if he had all his lambs' wool and he was in good condition, do you have any idea how much he would be worth? Between £9,000 and £10,000."

The owner gasped, along with the crowd of spectators and said: "Really?"

Bunny added: "It just shows how condition is very important." She then squeezed the rabbit to elicit its squeaking mechanism and joked about how he'd have been worth "a lot of money" if he'd been in condition.

Viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Michael said: "Oh Bunny. “Here’s what you could have won: £9-£10k.” Ouch."

Amy said: "I honestly love antiques roadshow so much."

Stuart quipped: "Bunny playing with Bunny #antiquesroadshow ".

Elizabeth said: "Oh god I forgot she was called bunny."

Sebastian joked: "Haunted object of the week is on early."

*Antiques Roadshow airs on BBC One