Jay Blades: The Repair Shop presenter in cryptic ‘broken hearts’ post ‘Life isn’t perfect’02/03/2021
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Jay Blades, 50, revealed that life at times can be difficult, despite pouring his “soul” into it, as he posted a very candid message on his Twitter account, alongside a snap with his Repair Shop colleagues Suzie Fletcher, Steve Fletcher and Will Kirk. The furniture restorer said that he was missing his “TV family”, as he responded to a fan’s kind comment on the photo.
Days where nothing goes right
Jay wrote in view of his 32,2000 followers: “Life will never be perfect. Even if you pour your heart and soul into it, you will never have that perfection you seek.
“There will always be broken hearts, there will always be days where nothing goes right.
“But things will always be made better with love and laughter. #TRS.”
Underneath fans shared their admiration for the colleagues’ friendship and work ethic.
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One wrote: “Fabulous picture Jay…”
He responded: “I miss my TV family.”
While another typed: “Love you guys. I love your energy and the way you make people feel. Now that’s the kind of workplace I’d love to be a part of. Just skill and love poured into everything.”
A third commented: “Always a better day when your smiling faces are on my screen. Thank you all for your work.”
It comes as the star spoke out on his dyslexia battle, that leaves him struggling to read his BBC scripts on the programme.
He told The Sun: “I am heavily dyslexic and if they send me a script I can’t read it.
“They tell me who is coming on and we do it one take.
“We have formed as a family (workshop staff) and you take the mickey out of each other, so you do what a family does.
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“That is what the production company has done.”
Jay grew up in Hackney, East London, where he was also subject to vile racist abuse.
The star was put into a class with other “disruptive” boys, the majority of whom were black.
He said: “There was racism too. I was spat on and beaten up at school.
“I haven’t done bad considering I was deemed thick. Nobody realised I had dyslexia.
“Later in life, I realised it was institutional racism,” he added.
However, the star got his lucky break when he was cast for The Repair Shop back in 2017, which has since gone prime time.
The show features professional craftsmen from around the country, repairing family heirlooms, with Jay acting as the foreman.
The Repair Shop airs on BBC One tonight at 8pm.
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