King Charles to celebrate BBC's 100 year anniversary with surprise appearance on this iconic show

King Charles' surprise appearance on this iconic BBC TV show has just been announced and fans are delighted to see the King in action

King Charles' surprise appearance on this iconic BBC TV show has just been announced and fans are delighted to see the King in action
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It has just been announced that King Charles will be making an appearance on The Repair Shop, an iconic British TV show.

It has been announced by the BBC that the monarch will be asking the craftsmen to restore a piece of pottery made for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. He will also be asking for an 18th Century bracket clock from the collection at Dumfries House to be restored on the show. 

The episode was filmed between the autumn of 2021 and March 2022, before the death of the Queen when the King was still the Prince of Wales. 

The BBC stated that the episode is designed to explore his and the show's shared passion for preserving heritage craft skills. The star of The Repair Shop, Jay Blades told the BBC, "You've got someone from a council estate and someone from a royal estate that have the same interests about apprenticeships and heritage crafts and it is unbelievable to see that two people from so far apart, from different ends of the spectrum, actually have the same interests."

BBC commissioning editor Julie Shaw said, "This is an incredibly special program that has the magic that Repair Shop viewers have come to know and love."

"People will see the former Prince of Wales as you rarely see him - and he is as captivated by the skills of the team who work on his items as any of our Repair Shop visitors. The episode is a real treat and we hope that people enjoy it as much as we do."

What is The Repair Shop?

The Repair Shop first began airing on the BBC in 2017 and has had a loyal fanbase since its creation. The focus of the show is on the repair and restoration of antique items, which predominately includes family heirlooms. The furniture restorer Jay Blades works as the foreman and chats with guests about the importance of their heirloom and how they need this piece to be restored.

The owners are not charged for their restoration, and fans love watching the members of the public in the show get emotional as they talk about the significance of their item and are so amazed by the final end product. The viewers also enjoyed the technical skills demonstrated on the show and the process of the creative methods they use to bring these antique pieces back to life.

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