The Repair Shop sees experts fix the unfixable and attempts to combat the nation’s throwaway culture.
Want an antique clock restored or a quirky family heirloom revived? These are the guys to do it!
But considering the expertise of the repairs team, fans of the BBC show have been wondering where the money for the repairs comes from.
So who pays for the repairs? Here’s everything you need to know…
Where is The Repair Shop?
The Repair Shop is filmed at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton, West Sussex.
The building they use to film it is not actually a repair shop, but part of the museum’s open-air features – a replica of a historic farm building.
When we interviewed Jay Blades, he revealed that it’s actually quite tricky to film at the Weald and Downland museum, as many fans attempt to visit The Repair Shop.
Jay said: “We’ve had people bringing items down saying: ‘This is The Repair Shop, I’ve got an item that needs repairing’. And it’s like, no, it’s a TV show. People even send items in the post!”
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Who pays for the repairs on The Repair Shop?
It’s on them! Essentially, the repairs are all done for free.
Rob Butterfield, head of factual at the show’s production company Ricochet, said:
We don’t charge for repairs. If people wish to make a donation to charity we’re very happy with that, but it’s by no means necessary.
So, none of the customers on the show have to pay for their restored items. Now’s the time to dig out your old stuff that needs some TLC and try your best to get it on The Repair Shop!
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The Repair Shop: Applications
Applications to have your item mended are still open and will be until November 30th, 2020.
However, it is important to note that filming for the most recent series has been put on hold in accordance to government guidelines while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing.
WATCH THE REPAIR SHOP WEDNESDAYS AT 8 PM ON BBC ONE