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grumpy01 | 19:47 Wed 23rd Sep 2020 | Media & TV
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Just watching tonights programme and my admiration of skills of the restorers has been recorded before.Also commented on before about how Jay Blades hangs around doing nothing and taking the credit but tonight his totally inane questions of the visitors really is pathetic.Example,he asks a guy about why he wanted his Father’s naval equipment restored after 42 years,what difference if it were 142 years.

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He is the glue that brings the show together. I'm at a loss to understand all the anti comments directed about him.
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It's surely all the restorers that make the programme he just seems to hang around just like Nick Knowles another PITA.
Jay Blades is in the first place the organiser of the entire show, in the second place the guy who gathers supplies etc, and in the third place just as skilled in his own trade, although he takes a back seat to the other artisans. What more do you want from him?
Completely irrelevant to the conversation Jim, but I've got Ahsoka as my Disney+ avatar. :-)
Just like Ant and Dec, hanging around a pair of curtains and getting something like £2 million per show.
Thanks, she's a lovely character isn't she? Best thing to happen to Star Wars.
Agreed. That final 4 episode arc of The Clone Wars did something I never thought possible: It made the prequels watchable!
I wouldn't go that far :P But it made having watched them suddenly worth it. Knowing, more or less, what was about to happen was almost more tense than being totally surprised :)
Jay does and says what the director tells him to. He really does not get the supplies. The experts prefer their own suppliers and everything else is sorted by the production company runners. It is a TV set, the show is heavily edited and lightly scripted otherwise it wouldn't work. Jay is the only one that was invited to join the team without audition, the producers wanted him in that role from the outset.
Jay holds it together and to me he doesn't take an iota of shine from the stars who are the true conservators.
"He is the glue that holds the show together". No, he's not. The person doing the voice-over 'holds the show together'. Jay Blades, that 'expert upholsterer', who never does any upholstering (or anything else) is a total waste of space who wanders around as if he's the proprietor, and basks in the warm glow of the fantastic, skilful artistry of those who do the actual work.
Well, whatever. I like Jay and I'll fight anyone who doesn't (although my favourite is Sonnaz and my Mum's is Will).
Oh no. Steve the click man is number one, and his sister the leather worker a close second.
Clock not click
To answer your question /what difference if it were 142 years/, if it were 142 years, unlikely to be his father's equipment.
he is a good front man, can't understand the criticism to be honest
he is also a restorer if you watch money for nothing he is often on it
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Brainiac @23.19 that was expressed far better than I could and I totally agree.Canary 42 I was just trying to make the point that if that man wanted the item restored what would it matter how long he had waited.Emmie he is not so much a restorer as an upcycler.
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Also I think all the restorers are great especially Steve Fletcher and Will Kirk.Also,don't know their names,the ladies who repair the teddy bears and other soft toys seem to develop a real empathy with the people who bring the toys in.
He sweeps up and makes a nice cuppatea.........Ohhh and wears a big important leather apron. What more could you want?
It seems Jay Blades has a long history in furniture repair work.

Wikipedia:
// When Blades married, he and his then wife, Jade, set up the former High Wycombe-based furniture charity, Out of the Dark, that helped give disadvantaged youngsters practical skills in this area of northwest London//

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