THE Repair Shop’s Jay Blades broke down in tears after he video called an elderly fan dying from coronavirus.
Jay Blades has revealed he cried after he video called a dying fan of The Repair ShopCredit: BBC
The man “in his 90s” had been in hospital with Covid, and while he had returned home, his family told Jay he didn’t have long left.
Speaking to Radio Times, Jay revealed: “The other day, I made two members of our community – our society – honorary members of The Repair Shop. One of them was a man in his 90s.
“His granddaughter contacted me and said, ‘He recently had Covid and is out of hospital, but we don’t think he has much time to live.
“’Could you potentially send a video message?’ I contacted the granddaughter and we FaceTimed her grandfather.
Jay was contacted by the man’s granddaughterCredit: TV company
Jay made the fan an honorary expertCredit: BBC
“When I made this man an honorary expert, all the family on the call were crying. I was crying.”
Sadly, the man died soon after, but his family were “over the moon” that Jay had called him before he passed.
Meanwhile, Jay recently revealed his dyslexia is so bad he cannot read the BBC show’s scripts.
The star instead is told who is appearing on the programme and ad-libs in one take.
Jay recently revealed his dyslexia stops him reading the scripts for the showCredit: BBC
He said: “I am heavily dyslexic and if they send me a script I can’t read it.
“They tell me who is coming on and we do it one take.
“We have formed as a family (work shop staff) and you take the Mickey out of each other so you do what a family does. That is what the production company has done.”
The Repair Shop airs on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.