Jay BladesMBE

TV Presenter

Jay Blades is the nation’s favourite furniture up-cycler who inspires individuals, companies and charities to transform old furniture into works of contemporary design

Jay is the host of BBC1’s primetime heart-warming show The Repair Shop.

Last year, Jay released two documentaries, Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 on BBC1 and Jay Blades: No Place Like Home on Channel 5.

In 2021, Jay starred in BBC2’s Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop.

In addition to presenting, Jay spends a large amount of time working on furniture projects for commercial and individual clients, running workshops and motivating disadvantaged people in the community.


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Jay is a modern furniture restorer, sustainability advocate, social entrepreneur and now broadcaster, presenting the award-winning BBC show The Repair Shop.

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Jay has also fronted his namesake show Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop with further exciting projects in the pipeline for 2022.

'This Morning' TV show, London, UK - 05 Aug 2019
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