Jay Blades MBE

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.

Starting in 2017, Jay has hosted BBC1’s primetime heart-warming show The Repair Shop. The show has ran for seven series, following the stories around a workshop filled with expert craftspeople bringing treasured pieces of family history and the memories they hold back to life.

In 2021, Jay starred in BBC2’s Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop. Jay opened the doors to his brand new workshop in Bradford and in each episode, members of the public would nominate local heroes from across Yorkshire to receive a handmade, bespoke piece of furniture to acknowledge the work they do for their community.

In 2016, Jay appeared on Gok Wan’s Gok’s Fill Your House for Free, following on from his first appearance on TV with Kirstie Allsopp.

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.