BBC The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk had to ‘walk away’ from emotional restoration

Will Kirk, a furniture restorer on The Repair Shop, had to walk away from the cameras during one emotional restoration. The expert revealed that he had to step outside after hearing a young boy’s heartbreaking story about his relationship with his late father.

Speaking with Lorraine Kelly in an interview last year, when asked if he had a favourite moment from the show, Will replied: “There’s so many. When it comes to emotion, there was a young boy who came in with a table.

“And it was just a story about his relationship with his dad who passed away, and his gran was taking care of him. And it’s the first time I actually had to walk away. I had to get outside the barn for about 20 minutes.”

Will added: “All of the crew were crying, apart from the boy who was just so strong. And it goes to show that if you relate to something, it means a lot to people.”

Lorraine summed up the appeal of the popular series, saying: “It’s obvious that we love to watch something being transformed and everybody loves seeing something transformed to its original beauty.

“And sometimes the objects aren’t that beautiful but there is a beauty in there – but it’s the stories.”

“It’s about what these things mean to people and you really can’t put a price on that,” the ITV host added.

“And it’s a privilege for us really to be a part of that,” Will explained.

Will isn’t the only restorer who has discovered their emotions while filming the show.

Suzie Fletcher previously described the time she became upset over an item that reminded her of her husband’s death.

In the episode, her brother and co-star Steve Fletcher could be seen hugging as she cried and was reminded of her husband’s death.

The Repair Shop is returning for a new series in April and the first episode will see the experts try to repair a pair of tiny cowboy boots, treasured by the family of Elton John’s former drummer.

Meanwhile, Kirsten Ramsay faces her biggest challenge yet, as she must painstakingly piece together a shattered vintage glass lamp.

The Repair Shop is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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