THE One Show is coming to Cardigan next week to film the takeover of a bookshop won in a raffle.

BBC cameras will be in the town centre on Monday (November 5) to film the hand-over of Bookends from retiring owner Paul Morris to new business duo, Ceisjan (CJ) van Heerden, originally from The Netherlands but who now lives in the area, and Sveinejorn Stefan Einarsson, who is giving up his job and home in Iceland and moving to west Wales to help run the business.

The two have known each other as online friends for the past eight or nine years – but until a couple of weeks ago when 23-year-old Sveinejorn flew into the country, they had actually never met face to face.

The pair won the book shop in a raffle draw that’s caught the attention of newspapers and TV stations from around the world.

Paul and his wife Leila want to leave the premises at the Arcade, High Street, as a legacy to local people after running it for more than four years. They plan to take time out to travel the country in their campervan.

One Show director Darren New said: “Our cameras will be following Paul, CJ and Sveinejorn for the day to find out how they’re preparing for the change of ownership, and the exciting plans the duo have for the shop.

“We’re looking forward to filming the hand-over at 3pm on Monday and invite people to drop in to the shop to give CJ and Sveinejorn a warm welcome to Cardigan. You might even be asked to appear in our film!”

The short film is due to air The One Show in the coming weeks. The One Show broadcasts on BBC One at 7pm, Monday to Friday.