Jay and Dom's Home Fix

Jay and Dom’s Home Fix: BBC viewers divided over The Repair Shop spin-off

It started on BBC One this week

Jay and Dom’s Home Fix started on BBC One this week and viewers are deeply divided over the new programme.

The BBC show, a spin-off of the beloved series The Repair Shop and a follow-on from Jay Blades’ Home Fix, sees the star team up with restoration expert Dominic Chinea.

Together, they offer DIY tricks and help Brits become more self sufficient without breaking the bank.

Jay and Dom’s Home Fix got underway this week (Credit: BBC)

What happens in Jay and Dom’s Home Fix?

In the first episode, aired on Monday (February 15), they created a storage solution out of bed slats and built an ottoman from scratch.

In the second, on yesterday, Dom showed viewers how to make a hanging shelf.

Read more: The Repair Shop: BBC show hailed ‘best hour of TV’ as viewers bawl over emotional scenes

Jay, meanwhile, demonstrated a handy solution for tackling messy drawers.

Not all BBC viewers have taken to the show, as some branded the format ‘lame’ (Credit: BBC)

In addition to new footage of Jay and Dom, the show also features clips from old shows to deliver more home and garden advice.

Yesterday’s Home Fix included a clip from a 2018 episode of Gardeners’ World and footage from Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution that aired in 2012.

The programme has divided BBC viewers, with some branding it “patronising” and likening it to something from the 1990s.

Others love Jay and Dom’s spin-off of The Repair Shop (Credit: BBC)

What did BBC viewers say?

One moaned: “Jesus @BBCOne the ’90s called, they want their content back… #JayandDom #homefix.”

Another said: “#JayandDom is this new programme designed for five year olds? Patronising [bleep].”

It’s such lame viewing. Try harder, BBC.

A third wrote: “Might as well have put on old episodes of Money For Nothing on if that’s what they are going to show. New show my [peach emoji]. Is this what the extra £1.50 is for!?”

A fourth said: “20-year-old clips from regurgitated shows? Oh dear #jayanddom.”

“Come on BBC,” said a fifth. “We love Jay and Dom but clips from 2001 etc, is that the best you can do?”

“This is basically cheap TV,” complained a sixth. “Using ancient footage (free) plus some inexpensive presenters, it’s such lame viewing. Try harder, BBC.”


Some viewers ‘hooked’

However, not everyone feels that way.

One told The Repair Shop host Jay on Twitter: “Enjoying the show, Jay… I like your use of wallpaper and such lovely prints.”

Another said: “It’s brilliant, I find that this show and The Repair Shop are a real panacea for all of the stress going on at the moment. Thank you.”

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“Both of you are winners,” said one fan. “First time watching, but I will be watching again. Some really good ideas.”

Someone else tweeted: “Loving Jay and Dom, even got my seven year old granddaughter hooked. Future designer and maker.”

– Jay and Dom’s Home Fix airs weekdays on BBC One at 3.45pm

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