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The Repair Shop fans praise Jay Blades following emotional message to fiancée

The BBC star got engaged last year 

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
May 25, 2022
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The Repair Shop star Jay Blades shared an emotional message dedicated to his fiancée, Lisa-Marie Zbozen, on Instagram on Wednesday morning. 

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The 52-year-old posted a sweet snap of the couple embracing, with Lisa-Marie's head pressed into Jay's neck while the pair kept their eyes closed. 

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He captioned the photo: "THOUGHT OF THE DAY. You might not have tomorrow to say, 'I Love You,'" before adding the following hashtag: "#sayit."

Fans were quick to take to the comments to gush over the adorable pair, with one person writing: "Very happy for you two. Lisa is very special," while another added: "Such a gorgeous picture @jaybladesmbe. It's something my husband and I say every day, so important."

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Another fan praised the BBC star for the moving post: "Yes, never let the moment go. When the moment passes to say 'I love you', you just might regret it. That's such an important post Jay."

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Jay uploaded a heartfelt post to Instagram on Wednesday

Jay popped the question to Lisa-Marie last year, announcing their engagement in December. Posting a snap of Lisa-Marie wearing the engagement ring, which was designed by fellow Repair Shop co-star Richard Talman, the furniture restorer wrote: "It gives me great pleasure to announce that I got engaged to @lisamariezbozen," he wrote. "We wanted to share this news with you as we are very happy & hope to bring the same happiness your way.

"Ring designed by me & made by @rtf."

Prior to meeting Lisa-Marie, Jay was married to his ex-wife Jade, whom he met at university. Their marriage broke down six years ago around the same time that Jay's charity went bust. 

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Jay became engaged last year 

Speaking about that period on The One Show last year, Jay said: "The biggest repair job we've ever done on The Repair Shop is me.

"About five or six years ago, I felt down and I was in a really dark place. I hit rock bottom basically and mental health-wise, I couldn't see tomorrow." 

He continued: "It was a case of there was no future for me, and when you can't see tomorrow, [you think] there's no need to exist today. And just going through The Repair Shop, they just all got me back to where I should be."

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