Who are the experts on The Repair Shop? | The Sun
DO you have an antique in need of restoration? The Repair Shop experts are on hand to help.
From clock restoration to ceramic conservation, the team combine years of experience to restore items to their former glory.
Who are the experts on The Repair Shop?
Jay Blades is the show's charismatic host, but he's also an expert in furniture restoration.
He has a company called Jay&Co and has presented another BBC show too, taking on Money for Nothing.
As a guest, he has also been featured on Celebrity MasterChef and Richard Osman's House of Games.
Sister to Steven Fletcher, the self-confessed horse obsessive specialises in leather and saddle making.
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Equestrian saddlery expert Suzie is from Oxfordshire and has been in the industry for over 40 years.
When she returned to the UK from America after the sad passing of her husband, brother Steven convinced her to get involved with the show.
The Master English Saddle Maker has spoken about how being on The Repair Shop has helped 'repair her heart' following his tragic loss.
Steven was already a part of the show before his sister Suzie joined.
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He's a solid member of the team having appeared in countless episodes with his watch-making skills.
He is a horologist, which means he works with clocks and watches, having learnt skills passed down through his family.
His grandfather opened The Clock Workshop in Oxfordshire 1910.
Fan fave Will Kirk is a regular feature on the show, having first started back in 2015.
His background is in carpentry and as a cabinetmaker – anything wood-related will mean he gets a call to help restore the item, whether it's a doll's house or an old jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces.
The handsome star has made some fans of the show hot under the collar, given his looks and the fact he's the youngest expert.
Kirsten is a Ceramic Conservator and she trained at the world-famous West Dean College.
She's even worked in The British Museum but now she works privately.
Speaking about why she loves her job, she said she loves "unlocking our social history" through objects.
The Repair Shop's Dominic is the resident metal expert.
Since joining the show, he has helped out with the restorations of many items during his time on the series.
Prior to landing his role on the show, he worked for Rankin Studios as a production designer.
Amanda is one of The Repair Shop's teddy bear experts.
Back in 2006, she and Julie Tatchell set up their own restoration company called Bear It In Mind, which still runs today.
They also host a podcast together called Bearly Begun.
Julie is the second half of the Teddy Bear restoration on The Repair Shop, working closely with Amanda Middleditch.
Not much is known about Julie outside the show as she tends to keep out of the spotlight.
Lucia is The Repair Shop's painting restorer.
She revives damaged and aged items to new with her study hand.
Prior to her role on the show, she was a lecturer at the Academy of Conservation in Tbilisi, Georgia.
When is The Repair Shop next on TV and how can I watch it?
The Repair Shop continues TONIGHT on December 14, 2022.
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You can catch the show on BBC One at 9.15 pm.
Episodes are also available on BBC iPlayer.
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