Lord Alan Sugar blasts BBC for ‘ruining’ The Repair Shop with sob stories – and fans are divided

LORD Alan Sugar has slammed the BBC for “ruining” The Repair Shop – sparking a huge divide among fans following his controversial comments. 

The 74-year-old businessman, who also fronts his own BBC show The Apprentice, has urged the broadcaster to “fix” the much-loved programme and claimed they are “ruining a great programme.”


Lord Alan Sugar has slammed the BBC for apparently ‘ruining’ The Repair Shop TV show[/caption]


He suggested the much-loved programme now focusses too much on the ‘sad stories’ behind the objects[/caption]

Taking to Twitter, the bluntly-spoken entrepreneur suggested that The Repair Shop show focuses more on the emotional side of the stories on screen instead of the repair of objects.

Lord Sugar tweeted: “People really like the show The Repair Shop, lately, it seems to focus more on sad stories of the owners rather than showing the repair of the object.

“This distracts from the original concept of seeing the repair executed. Please fix it BBC One, you are ruining a great programme.”

His comments saw a mixed response to his assessment, with many people agreeing while still heaping praise on the fan favourite show.

“I could not agree more,” one person replied, adding: “When the next person comes on, I think ‘here we go, what sob story is this going to be?’

“I do not watch it as much as I did, but it’s a great and interesting programme.”

However, plenty of others flooded to the programme’s defence, with some even pointing out the idea of getting something repaired comes from people clinging onto items due to “sentimental reasons”. 

Another fan argued: “These people only hold on to the damaged, worn or broken beyond repair items because of sentimental reasons.

“Do you think anyone would hold on to a broken plate or a scabby teddy if they had no meaning?”

Just last month fans were left fighting back the tears as a guest had her late sister’s jewellery box restored in beautiful fashion.

In touching scenes, the music box – which had been in her possession for 50 years – was revealed to Pam as she struggled to contain her emotions.

“It was just like Vera’s,” she said, adding: “It had lost all that colour and now it’s come back to life.
“It really transported me back to the times I spent with Vera.” 

The Repair Shop is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.


Lord Sugar said some of the teary scenes ‘distracts from the original concept of seeing the repair’[/caption]


Technical teams use their skills to bring antiques back to life[/caption]


Lord Sugar fronts BBC show The Apprentice[/caption]

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