The Repair Shop's Jay Blades reveals 'fascinating' new show

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23 Feb 2024, 15:26

Jay Blades

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Repair Shop star Jay Blades has revealed his next TV project, which he promises will be “eye-opening, surprising, and extraordinary.”

The furniture-restoring TV star will continue his Through Time series, with a Channel 5 two-parter about London’s West End.

The presenter will discover how the area helped make London a global city attracting visitors from all over the world. It follows on from 2023’s East End Through Time and The Midlands Through Time, which were both also on Channel 5.

In a statement, Jay said: “From the East End of London to the West Midlands and now the West End of London, I love these series uncovering eye-opening, surprising, and extraordinary facts about where we live.

"London is fascinating and there is so much history to delve into across the West End, with spectacular stories that many people won’t have heard before. Like me, I think viewers will be a bit blown away by some of the revelations that are in store."

As yet, there is no announcement regarding when the show will hit our screens.

Last year, the Repair shop host joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch to talk about his new book, Life Lessons: Wisdom and Wit from Life’s Ups and Downs.

Speaking about the book, Jay told Chris: “Imagine it this way, you're making a casserole. You can't make a casserole with one ingredient, can you? So all the experiences you have, those are the things that happen to you in life, and they will build you. Some things are going to set you back a little bit, but there's no way that you can move forward without going backwards. It's a bit like playing chess. You can't just keep on going forward, you've got to go backwards, and then you can move forward.”

West End Through Time will air on Channel 5.