Jay and Dom’s Home Fix kicked off on BBC One this week and viewers are deeply divided about the new program.
The star collaborates with restoration expert Dominic Chinea on the BBC show, a spin-off of the popular The Repair Shop series and a follow-up to Jay Blades’ Home Fix.
Together, they offer DIY tricks and help the British become more self-sufficient without breaking the bank.
What happens in Jay and Dom’s Home Fix?
In the first episode, which aired Monday (Feb.15), they created a storage solution out of bed slats and built an ottoman from scratch.
In the second, yesterday, Dom showed viewers how to make a hanging shelf.
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Meanwhile, Jay demonstrated a practical solution for dealing with messy drawers.
In addition to new footage from Jay and Dom, the show also includes clips from old shows to provide more home and garden advice.
Yesterday’s Home Fix included a clip from an episode of Gardeners’ World from 2018 and footage from Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution, which aired in 2012.
The program has divided BBC viewers, some have labeled it “patronizing” and compared it to something from the 1990s.
What did BBC viewers say?
One groaned: “Jesus called @BBCOne of the 90s, they want their contents back … #JayandDom #homefix.”
Another said, “#JayandDom is this new program designed for five year olds? Paternalism [bleep]. ”
It’s so lame to look at. Try harder, BBC.
A third wrote: “Could also have put on old episodes of Money For Nothing if they are going to show that. New show mine [peach emoji]. Is that what the extra £ 1.50 is for?
A fourth said, “20 year old clips from vomit shows? Oh dear #jayanddom. “
“Come on the 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 television,” complained a sixth. “With old footage (free) and some inexpensive moderators, it’s so lame to look at. Try harder, BBC. “
– Jane (@Sistersofpercy) February 16, 2021
Could also have been playing old episodes of Money for nothing if they are going to show that off. New show my 🍑 😡 Is what the extra £ 1.50 is for! 🤷♀️🤦♀️🙄 #jayanddom #tvlicence pic.twitter.com/1hsLMvZZaf
– Jennifer♿🏡😷 (@sinisterjag) February 16, 2021
Twenty year old clips from vomit shows? woah #jayanddom
– Darren Scott (@ Darrenjs68) February 15, 2021
Come on BBC2 we love Jay and Dom but clips from 2001 etc. Is that the best you can do?
– Penny Bye (@ penjane1952) February 15, 2021
This is basically a cheap TV. With old footage (free) and some inexpensive moderators, it’s so lame to watch. Try harder with the BBC
– Kate Monckton (@interiorskate) February 15, 2021
Some viewers “addicted”
However, not everyone feels that way.
One said to Jay, the host of The Repair Shop on Twitter, “I’m enjoying the show, Jay … I like your use of wallpaper and such beautiful prints.”
Another said, “It’s great, I think this show and The Repair Shop are a real panacea for all the stress that is going on right now. Thank you.”
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“You two are winners,” said one fan. “It’s first time watching but I’ll watch again. Some really good ideas. “
Another tweeted, “I love Jay and Dom and even got my seven year old granddaughter addicted. Future designer and manufacturer. “
Enjoy the show Jay. Dom had the advantage for me. A great idea to build the lamp into the bed table! I like your use of wallpaper and such beautiful prints 😊
– Golden Rabbit💙 (@ GoldenHare3) February 17, 2021
It’s brilliant, I think this show and The Repair Shop are a real panacea for all the stress that is going on right now. Thank you 🙏🏼
– Sharon O (@ SharonO1811) February 17, 2021
You both are winners. First time watching but I will watch again. Some really good ideas.
– Peak District Mosaic (@ CHAMPIO51749703) February 17, 2021
I loved Jay and Dom and even hooked my 7 year old granddaughter. Future designer & manufacturer ☺️
– Jule (@ jule2402) February 17, 2021
– Jay and Dom’s Home Fix airs on BBC One at 3:45 pm on weekdays
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