BBC Studios is to make a new show fronted by Jay Blades, presenter of BBC One’s The Repair Shop, giving viewers DIY tips.

Jay Blades will give a range of simple demonstrations from his own workshop with the show also delving into the BBC home and garden archive.

Jay Blades says: “DIY is a real passion of mine, but sometimes even the most simple tasks are met with hesitation – and this is usually because people have failed at past projects. My motto is ‘plan to avoid disappointment’ and in doing that, you will always be equipped with the tools to tackle the job in hand, and avoid becoming overwhelmed by unforeseen issues.

“I’m especially looking forward to taking a look back through the BBC archive and sharing expert tips to encourage viewers to get stuck in at home and embrace DIY during lockdown – or dare I say, enjoy it.”

Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak, says: “Many of us have lost the basic life skills of previous generations that had to make do and mend, but with Jay’s expertise and can-do attitude, this new series will help set viewers on a new path to self-sufficiency.”

To safeguard both staff and presenters the production will ensure strict social distancing rules are complied with both on and off screen.

Jay Blades’ Home Fix (10×45’) is a BBC Studios production. It was commissioned for the BBC by Carla-Maria Lawson, and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Neil McCallum. The Executive Producer for BBC Studios is James Lessell.

Jay Blade’s Home Fix will air weekdays on BBC One.

Jon Creamer

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