The BBC’s lifestyle show has turned its expert restorers into TV stars – check out their partners here…
The repair shop has made household names for the experts who take part in each episode as they are tasked with restoring and repairing treasured items back to their original glory.
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But while pros such as Jay blades, Will Kirk and Suzie Fletcher are known and loved for their professional work, less is known about their personal lives. Take a look and see who the experts and their partners are…
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Who is Jay Blades’ wife?
Jay met his first wife Jade while they were studying at university. Five years ago, however, the marriage broke down and he left the family home to settle in Wolverhampton. The presenter has previously spoken candidly of “hit rock bottom” following the breakup.
However, Jay has been in a relationship with his current partner Lisa Zbozen for several years and recently delighted fans by announcing their engagement. The presenter revealed the happy news on his Instagram on Christmas Eve with a stunning photo of his wife-to-be and wearing a ring, as well as a beach selfie.
Not much is known about Jay’s fiancée Lisa, but based on her professional Instagram account, it appears she works as a fitness trainer and runs an exercise program called The WKOUT.
Is Will Kirk married?
Yes, Will finally married his fiancée Polly Snowden last year. The couple, who have been together for several years, tied the knot on Friday, August 6, 2021, after being forced to postpone their wedding last year amid the pandemic.
The catering expert confirmed the exciting news to his Instagram followers by sharing gorgeous photos of the beautiful ceremony on his grid. Captioning the beloved snaps, Will wrote: “The best day of my life. Thank you to everyone who participated and to those who helped make it happen.”
Lots of Will The repair shop co-stars were in attendance, including Jay Blades, Suzie Fletcher and Kirsten Ramsay who left the studio to don their rags and celebrate the happy couple‘s big day.
Who is Steve Fletcher married to?
Steve’s partner is Mel and although not much is known about her, the presenter has given her followers a glimpse into her home life and even how she has shaped her career. Back in November, Steve opened up about life in lockdown with Mel with a rare photo of the two of them. In the post, which was an adorable selfie of the couple, Steve wrote in the caption, “Mel and I continue our daily walks at home!”
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Steve with his partner, Mel
Steve also told the BBC how Mel was behind his decision to join The repair shop“In 2016, I received an email from a company I hadn’t heard of asking if I would be interested in appearing on a brand new show.” He added: “Not trusting anything on the internet I almost deleted it and I would have done so if my partner Mel hadn’t stopped me saying it all looked correct.”
What happened to Suzie Fletcher’s husband?
The current status of Suzie’s relationship is unknown, but the leather expert has been open about the sad loss of her husband to cancer.
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Before returning to the UK, she lived in America for 22 years with her husband until his tragic death in 2013 from pancreatic cancer. She joined her brother Steve on the show in 2018, which she says helped her through “very dark days”.
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