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.
Although the experts who do the repairs run their own independent businesses outside of the show, they all congregate in this space on the show.
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Who pays for the repairs?
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 now’s the time to dig out your old stuff that needs some TLC and bring it to The Repair Shop!
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The Repair Shop: Applications
Applications to have your item mended are still open and will be until December 1st, 2019.
Head to the BBC Take Part page to see the application requirements.
WATCH THE REPAIR SHOP WEEKDAYS AT 4.30 PM ON BBC ONE