The Repair Shop Australia coming to Foxtel in 2022

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• The UK version is often referred to as ‘one of the loveliest shows on television’

New to Foxtel in 2022 is The Repair Shop Australia, based on the hugely popular UK format. Host Dean Ipaviz (pictured) leads a team of passionate and highly skilled craftspeople who come to the rescue of treasured possessions which are broken or damaged, revealing the remarkable stories behind these family heirlooms.

The Repair Shop UK is often referred to as ‘one of the loveliest, feel-good, heart-warming shows on television’ and will now enjoy a uniquely Australian flavour for this format.

Everybody has something that means too much to them to be thrown away, and the Repair Shop team not only restores these items, but also the memories they hold. From family heirlooms to loved ones’ treasured possessions, they’re painstakingly restored so they can be passed down to future generations.

The Repair Shop team features the ultimate dream team of craftspeople – Majella the metal worker, Aaron the leather craftsmen, Erin the jeweller, Andrew the horologist, Britta the furniture restorer and Paul the electrical all-rounder.  

Dean Ipaviz said: “I’m unbelievably excited to be involved in a show that I’ve followed (and loved) for a few years now. We’re taking a peek back into Australia’s history on some pieces and getting a bird’s eye view into how things used to be done, before mass production and the “throw away culture” that we live in today.

“I can’t wait to work with a group of artisans that live and breathe restoration and repair. For me there is something really unique about taking old items that are really precious to us as people and restoring them to their former glory. It ties into my beliefs around a circular economy and I hope it will be the impetus for others to look into the restoration of their own heirlooms.”

The Repair Shop is produced by Warner Bros International Television Productions (WBITVP) exclusively for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel and premieres in 2022.

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