The Repair Shop: Viewers ‘in tears’ after emotional series ten debut

Nicky Morris

The repair shop returned with a brand new series on Wednesday night and left its viewers “in tears” over the emotional episode.

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In the season ten debut, fans saw watchmaker Steve Fletcher attempt to restore a massive wooden clock, one of the largest watches he’s ever worked on. Meanwhile, metalworker Dominic Chinea has taken on the task of restoring an iconic Austin J40 pedal car for guest Nathan, who wanted to gift the car to his two sons after his brother’s death.

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We also saw ceramic specialist Kirsten Ramsay and electronics expert Mark Stuckey team up to revive a porcelain dog named Polly, who in the 1940s could be lured out of her kennel with the call of her name. Finally, master hatter Jayesh has worked on a beloved football cap for a Rotherham United fan who has worn the cap at every game for 30 years.

Viewers took to Twitter to comment on the heartbreaking episode, with one person writing: “Ten minutes and crying”, while another added: “@TheRepairShop keeps me crying. Such a beautiful feel-good TV room. Many thanks to the creative team who bring such joy to a dismal world.”

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A third person commented: “What a moving episode (with a little more laughter… Polly!). Same time next week.”


Dominic has restored an iconic pedal car

Other viewers were hugely impressed with the amazing skills of the experts, with one person writing: ‘Blown away by my favorite show tonight’, while another added: ‘That clock, an INCREDIBLE word! Such skill.

Some hailed the installment as the best yet, with one person tweeting: “One of the best episodes, thank you“, while another added:” This was one of the most delicious episodes of #TheRepairShop. You can tell everyone had so much fun doing it.”

The Repair Shop continues Wednesday night at 8pm on BBC One.

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