Matthew Macfadyen, who famously played Mr Darcy in the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, expressed his love for Welshpool's multicoloured bunting when he appeared on The One Show last night.

Welshpool was shown live on the BBC One programme as part of a segment on the Great British High Street Awards 2018, which the town has entered.

After Town Clerk Robert Robinson explained to the camera, while surrounded by locals, why Welshpool should win the award, the guest and presenters in the studio discussed what they had just seen of the Powys town.

Matthew Macfadyen, a guest on The One Show sofa, said: "Bunting is very important... I like a bit of bunting."

Presenter Alex Jones then said: "Bunting is always good".

The topic of bunting came up again after the programme went live to Totnes in Devon, and Matthew Macfadyen was asked to decide which town out of the two he preferred.

He initially said that he liked Totnes the most, but then said: "I did like the bunting too though in Welshpool though, so I'm sort of torn."