Jay Blades Yorkshire Workshop

Where is Jay Blades’ Yorkshire Workshop and who are his expert helpers Saf Fakir, Isabelle Moore and Ciaran O Braonain?

The BBC series debuts tonight (August 18) on BBC Two

Jay Blades is best known for his BBC series The Repair Shop, but where exactly is his new workshop in Yorkshire?

The popular series follows talented restorers as they help return priceless family heirlooms to their former glory.

Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop is his new six-episode series, and fans will get to see him work with members of the public who have been hailed as local heroes.

Jay Blades Yorkshire Workshop
Jay Blades’ Yorkshire Workshop airs tonight (August 18) on BBC Two (Credit: BBC)

Where is Jay Blades’ Yorkshire Workshop?

Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop is located in Bradford.

Filming takes place at the site in the city centre on Hick Street in Little Germany.

The location has previously been used by shows such as Peaky Blinders and The ABC Murders.

The rest of the historical area is no stranger to television either, with shows including Downton Abbey and A Touch of Frost also filming on the surrounding streets.

Just like on The Repair Shop, Jay, 51, and his fellow experts work on items for specially chosen members of the public.

Those experts are Saf Fakir, Isabelle Moore and Ciaran O Braonain.

Who is Saf Fakir?

Saf is an expert in woodwork and shared his excitement on LinkedIn about being a part of the show.

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“I’m so proud and humbled to have had the opportunity to work with an absolutely wonderful team.

“The amount of work and effort that went into this cannot be justified in hour-long episodes. My fellow experts and apprentices can attest that working on this programme for a solid six weeks was an absolute pleasure.”

He continued: “And has really opened my eyes of what can be achieved in such a small amount of time.

“It was an absolute pleasure @jaybladesmbe for giving me and my team the opportunity to make something beautiful for such amazing deserving people and I can’t wait to do it all over again.”

Jay Blades Yorkshire Workshop
Jay has become popular with BBC viewers (Credit: BBC)

When is Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop on?

On Tuesday (August 17), Jay announced when the show would finally be hitting screens.

He shared the news with fans on Twitter, saying: “Gives me great pleasure to announce the show that is very very dear to my heart, fusing community, making and learning all in one show. Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop!”

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Fans are very excited to catch the first episode, with one replying on YouTube: “Looks like another great show!”

A second fan said: “Looking forward to seeing some young talent express themselves, Jay!”

“Good stuff, Jay! Can’t wait!” added a third.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Jay surprised viewers when he bravely opened up about plotting his own suicide.

He recalled how he drove along the M5 to end his life following the tragic breakdown of his marriage in 2015.

Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop will air Wednesday, August 18 at 9pm on BBC Two