The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades gasps ‘hold on’ and fights back tears in emotional The One Show interview | The Sun

JAY Blades from The Repair Shop was left fighting back tears during a heart-touching scene on The One Show.

Interviewer Roman Kemp asked the furniture restorer about his thoughts on volunteering, and was surprised when the expert opened up about one of his very personal past experiences.

Jay explained that he has volunteered for different charities over the past 20 years, and spoke about one person in particular whose hardships made him re-evaluate his life.

He shared: "I've been volunteering for a long time. I was just looking through some pictures just now actually, of a place I used to work in Oxford Cyrenians which was -"

The 53-year-old then got visibly choked up and had to ask to pause the interview for a moment before he could continue.

He added: "Yes, sometimes I get a bit of a moment and I just remember the young man I used to look after.

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"He was Scottish and basically, it was a homeless centre for homeless guys who were alcoholics and all that kind of stuff.

"And the sad state of affairs was it really brings you down to home…

"Right down to like ground level when you can see someone that has all their worldly possessions in a carrier bag that's not full and that really makes you value your life."

He encouraged viewers to pitch in by volunteering with charities, calling it the "best thing".

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The TV personality has recently worked on a new show away from the BBC – which features a very different form of time travel from the restoration process in The Repair Shop.

In Jay Blades: The Midlands Through Time the show host explores the extraordinary history of his West Midlands home.

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