“So I can’t see what’s going on, but you can feel that presence through the eyes beaming into you.
”Paddington looks down and god knows what he thinks sometimes.”
Mark told the guest about the bear’s origins: “So what have we got here?
“Well, we’ve actually got what is one of the first licenced Paddington products so this version was designed by a lady called Shirley Clarkson for her company Gabrielle designs.
“The very first model she made was actually made for her children in about 1971 as a Christmas present.
“And their children, interestingly, are Joanna and Jeremy Clarkson.”