The King made a trip to the county to appear on a hit TV show.

King Charles featured on a special of BBC’s The Repair Shop, which was filmed in a village called Singleton, near Chichester.

The show sees family heirlooms restored by experts from carpenters, to upholsterers, to clock restorers.

The Repair Shop is filmed at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, an open-air heritage museum.

The Argus: The Weald and Downland Museum is in SussexThe Weald and Downland Museum is in Sussex (Image: Poliphilo)

The 40-acre site is home to 50 historic buildings with some dating back to the 10th century.

Singleton has a rich history which can be seen in much of the architecture in the village. It is home to a Saxon-era church which has been preserved with numerous rebuilds over the years.

Filming took place between autumn 2021 and spring 2022, so the King was still Prince Charles at the time.

According to the BBC, the King put forth two items for repair. These were an 18th century clock and a piece of pottery made for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

The clock has great sentimental value to King Charles, who said: “To me I just love the sound, the tick-tock but also if they chime, that’s why I love grandfather clocks.”

“I find it rather reassuring in a funny way and they become really special parts of the house. So that’s why they matter to me.

“I’m afraid it is something I learnt from my grandmother, she had great fun putting a few together and trying to get them to chime at the same time in the dining room, which made it very enjoyable because everybody had to stop talking.”     

The Argus: Jay Blades and King Charles with the King's clockJay Blades and King Charles with the King's clock (Image: Ian West/PA)

The Repair Shop host Jay Blades had the help of ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsay to repair the King’s precious pot.

Steve Fletcher, a clockmaker, and furniture restorer Will Kirk were tasked with fixing the clock.

On the programme, Charles jokingly asks the crew: “Have you sorted this? The suspense is killing me.”

The special episode was part of the BBC’s 100th birthday celebrations.

It aired on BBC One at 8pm on Wednesday, October 26 and is now available to watch again on iPlayer.