The Repair Shop: Meet Will Kirk - the handsome restorer breaking hearts!

The BBC has stumbled across a new and unlikely heartthrob, with young Will Kirk breaking the hearts of a nation every time he appears on The Repair Shop.

Will, you’re supposed to fixing things not breaking them!

The regular Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades has been visited by hands-on heroes such as Steven Fletcher and Kirsten Ramsay across the series, but it’s the appearance of Will Kirk that has set pulses racing. And now BBC is airing a repeat of some old episodes so viewers can’t stop searching about him. 

Antique furniture restoration and conservation specialist by trade, what’s not to love about a man who is so elegant and skilled with his nimble hands.

Screenshot: The Repair Shop S5 E13 – iPlayer

Who is Will Kirk? How old is he?

Will is a restoration pro who specialises in carpentry and cabinets. According to his website, he grew up admiring his grandfather’s work in a home workshop and always dreamed of following in his footsteps.

From there, Will followed his passion to university where he studied Graphic Design at the University of the Arts before graduating with a BA in Antique Furniture Restoration and Conservation from London Metropolitan University


A brief spell in Italy saw Will represent the UK at the Salon Decorative Arts Fair’ before he returned home to launch his own London-based furniture restoration business in 2012.

Here, he puts his skills in french polishing, wood carving, gilding and cabinet making to test on a daily basis.

Although we do not know his exact age, Will is thought to be somewhere between 30 and 35 years old.

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Is he married?

Although unconfirmed, it doesn’t appear that Will is married with no sign of a partner on social media such as Twitter and Instagram or a visible wedding ring while appearing on the BBC show.

The news will feel like music to the ears for many viewers, who have been flooding Twitter with Will Kirk appreciation tweets.

One viewer said: “I have to say I have developed a massive crush on Will Kirk on The Repair Shop.”
Another one added: “Watching Repair Shop and still trying to decide which I envy the most, Will Kirk’s skill or his watch.”

Joy: Will Kirk on Instagram!

You can follow Will on Twitter under @W_K_Restoration and on Instagram at @WilliamKirkRestoration, where his follower count has increased to 44.7k.

There are plenty of behind the scenes shots of The Repair Shop with the extremely talented handyman also testing his skills at film production by getting behind the camera.

What can’t this man do!




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