Antiques Roadshow host Hugh Scully left eye-watering will before his death

Former Antiques Roadshow host Hugh Scully reportedly left a hefty sum in his will after he died aged 72 in October 2015.

The late BBC presenter hosted Antiques Roadshow from 1981 until 2000, making him the longest serving presenter of the beloved bargain programme when Michael Aspen took over.

It has been reported that Hugh, who died in his home in Cornwall, left almost £700,000 in his will following his successful career as a journalist, TV and radio presenter.

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According to Mail on Sunday, probate records revealed that the bulk of his estate went to his two sons Charles and Oliver.

Hugh was married to his wife Barbara for 43 years until she sadly passed away on March 9, 2009, meaning he is survived only by his two sons.

The broadcaster joined the BBC back in 1965 and hosted BBC's Nationwide programme before getting his Antiques Roadshow job with Arthur Negus.

And he didn't leave the antiques world behind when he left Roadshow in 2000, because he joined an internet auction company launching an antiques business.

Upon leaving the show, Scully said Antiques Roadshow was "a delight and one of the best jobs in broadcasting."

He left the programme amid concerns his new job would affect the programme's reputation for not favouring the expertise of one auction house in particular.

Former BBC One boss Peter Salmon said Hugh enjoyed an "incredible" 19 years on Antiques Roadshow.

He said: "Hugh was a great servant of the BBC for more than 30 years. He was a wonderful journalist and presenter…. he will be sadly missed."

Former Nationwide presenter Sue Lawley said Scully was a "great talent" who was most proud of his interviews with former PM Margaret Thatcher.

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