The Repair Shop

How The Repair Shop's Jay Blades repaired our morale

Jay Blades, TV’s favourite furniture restorer and the king of “make do and mend”, has just surprised himself with his own skills. “I’m blown away!,” he declares from his workshop near Ironbridge in Shropshire. The reason for his delight? He’s thrilled to have made some home-made furniture polish.

At a time when many of us are learning new skills, Blades – best known for presenting the breakout hit and RTS award-winner The Repair Shop – is joining in for his new 10-part BBC One show, Jay Blades’ Home Fix, screened every weekday morning.