A Wiltshire entrepreneur and craftsman is set to star in the second series of a popular BBC show.

Roy Evans will be one of 30 artists, designers, sculptors, woodworkers and metalworkers featured on the new series of Make it at Market, which airs on BBC One on Monday, November 27.

The show is hosted by The Repair Shop’s Dom Chinea and sees him work with a team of businesses and craft experts to help budding entrepreneurs make a living from their crafting hobbys.

Mr Evans, a copperworker from Potterne near Devizes, will appear in the first episode of the new series.

He told this paper he was excited by the opportunity he had been given as he prepares for the episode to air.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roy Evans on Make it at MarketRoy Evans on Make it at Market (Image: Roy Evans)

He said: “I was very fortunate to be one of the few that was selected, I’m really excited to sit down and watch it with my wife.

“It’s a pure gift to be given the chance to go on the BBC, it’s a huge opportunity for anybody that’s trying to start off in a different direction so I’m so looking forward to it.

“This is a great opportunity for more people to see what I do.”

Viewers will be able to watch as he takes on three challenges to showcase his work.

The items he creates will be assessed by mentor Ian Gill before he heads off into the real world to try and make some cash from his craft.

His journey to the show started during his time in the army, where he developed a passion for metalwork.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roy Evans on Make it at MarketRoy Evans on Make it at Market (Image: Roy Evans)

But Mr Evans’ career took a different path when he started working in IT, while continuing his work with copper as a hobby.

He finally took the plunge to leave computers behind this summer when he turned this hobby into a full-time business, crafting bespoke handmade gifts for the home or garden, under the name Metalikart.

This led Mr Evans to take the plunge and apply for Make it at Market, and he soon found himself filming at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire.

He added: “Everybody said ‘you must go for it’, and I was one of 30 selected out of over 930.

“I pinned my hopes on getting on and the rest is history… I was nervous when I first got there but you forget the cameras are there.

“It was all so professional and relaxed, and the film crew were brilliant, they just made it so relaxing and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”