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Meet The Repair Shop stars' children: Jay Blades, Will Kirk & more

Get to know the talented BBC presenters' families

The Repair Shop castmembers Jay Blades, Will Kirk and Steve Fletcher with their children© Instagram
Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
Updated: May 1, 2024
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The Repair Shop has won over viewers since it landed on our screens back in 2017. Described as an "antidote to throw away culture," the BBC series follows a panel of experts as they take precious heirlooms or possessions and restore them to their former glory. With family at the heart of the show, fans have been curious to learn about the team's lives with their loved ones in recent years. 

Keep scrolling to see the sweetest snaps of their children you'll never see on The Repair Shop...

WATCH: Meet the cast of BBC's The Repair Shop

Jay Blades

Jay Blades is a proud dad to sons Levi, 32, and Dior, 28, as well as daughter Zola, 17. 

The 54-year-old, who has presented the show since it began in 2017, has posted the occasional photo of his children on Instagram, and he recently used the platform to wish Zola a happy birthday. "The caption read: Good morning all. Please join me on wishing my beautiful daughter @zola.blades a Very Happy Birthday, 17 today WOW. Love you Baby."

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Jay shares Zola with ex-wife Jade who he met at university. Today, the presenter lives in Wolverhampton with his wife Lisa. 

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Will Kirk

Will Kirk is a doting girl dad! The talented craftsman, who focuses on wood restoration on the show, shares his baby daughter with his wife Polly Snowdon, and he often posts the cutest family photos on social media. 

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Will has not made the name of his daughter known to the public

The TV star, who prefers to keep his home life private, is yet to reveal the name of his little girl, but he has opened up about his journey into fatherhood. 

In August 2022, he shared a heartfelt message with fans: "My paternity leave has come to an end and it's going to be hard to go back to work," he said.

Will Kirk vegetable picking with his daughter© Instagram
Will Kirk vegetable picking with his daughter

"My wonderful wife has been absolutely amazing as well as the help from friends and family. The past few weeks have been challenging but the most exciting new chapter in our lives. I can't wait to bring the little one to the barn to meet her extended family."

When he's not filming for The Repair Shop, Will loves to take his daughter on long walks around London, and he recently shared the most adorable photos from their day out vegetable picking – so cute!

Steve Fletcher

Steve is both a dad and a granddad! The Repair Shop's resident horologist (that's clock repairer to you and me) has opened up about his family life via his Instagram. In October 2022, Steve could be seen smiling on the beach with his son and four daughters as they enjoyed a holiday in Cornwall. He wrote: "Keeping the family theme going today... I asked on my stories how many children you think I have - the answer is five, plus four grandchildren!"

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The presenter added: "We all lead such busy lives, but we try to get away to Cornwall together every year (these photos were taken a few years apart).

"With partners and grandchildren, there are quite a few of us, so it's absolutely lovely to be able to enjoy precious time in each other's company. Nothing better than a @thechoughbakery pasty on the beach! Looking forward to the day that we'll all be allowed to get together again."

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Suzie Fletcher

Equestrian-loving Suzie is an expert in leather and saddles and joined her brother on the show after the sad passing of her husband, something which she says got her "through some very dark days". Before returning to the UK, she lived in America for 22 years with her husband up until his tragic passing in 2013 from pancreatic cancer. While Suzie does not have any children of her own, she's an aunt of four nieces and one nephew through her brother Steve!

Suzie and her brother Steve Fletcher© Guy Levy
Suzie and her brother Steve Fletcher

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