King Charles III is set to make a Royal guest appearance on The Repair Shop as part of the BBC's centenary celebrations.

The King will meet with the show's beloved host Jay Blades alongside a team of heritage craft experts.

Blades and the team welcomed the now King to The Repair Shop barn in Spring 2022 with the special airing later this month. 

The news comes after Buckingham Palace confirmed that King Charles' coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6.

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The royal special will see the team mend two precious items chosen by the monarch including a piece of pottery made for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and an 18th-century clock.

The team, which features ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsay, horologist Steve Fletcher and furniture restorer Will Kirk were invited to Dumfries House in Scotland to meet the King.

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The then Prince of Wales opened up about The Prince’s Foundation’s work in training the next generation of craftspeople.

The episode also shows Charles give Blades a tour of the estate as well as meeting some of the students on the Building Craft Programme set up by The Prince’s Foundation. 

The programme teaches traditional skills such as blacksmithing, stonemasonry and wood carving.

Blades, who grew up in Hackney, London, said: “You’ve got someone from a council estate and someone from a royal estate that have the same interests about apprenticeships and heritage crafts and it is unbelievable to see that two people from so far apart, from different ends of the spectrum, actually have the same interests.”

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When will the Repair Shop featuring King Charles be on TV?

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The special episode was announced during the BBC's magazine-style programme The One Show on Tuesday, October 11.

The one-off show will air on October 26 at 8 pm on BBC One.

BBC commissioning editor Julie Shaw said: “This is an incredibly special programme which has the magic that Repair Shop viewers have come to know and love.

“People will see the former Prince of Wales as you rarely see him – and he is as captivated by the skills of the team who work on his items as any of our Repair Shop visitors.

“The episode is a real treat and we hope that people enjoy it as much as we do.”

The Repair Shop Centenary special will air on October 26 at 8 pm on BBC One.