King Charles' surprise reality TV appearance: 'Can't wait'

King Charles will make a surprise appearance in a "very special" episode of a reality TV show.

The monarch will be featured in The Repair Shop episode to celebrate the BBC's centenary.

The show is based around people who bring in items for restoration, with the King looking to restore an 18th Century Bracket clock which was made in 1987 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

The BBC's commissioning editor Julie Shaw said it was an "incredibly special program which has the magic that Repair Shop viewers have come to know and love".

King Charles poses in front of a Repair Shop sign with Jay Blades.
King Charles will feature on The Repair Shop alongside host Jay Blades. Source: Instagram

"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," she told the BBC.

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

The TV show's Instagram account said the episode was filmed between Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022 before King Charles' accession to the throne.

"It was an honour to film with him," the show said.


People on Instagram were excited by the news, with one joking they should be repairing his pen after the King was filmed having a meltdown over a leaking pen last month.

"Can't wait to watch this episode," one commented.

"Very much looking forward to it," another said.

"A great way to see [King Charles] at the start of his reign, sharing some of his interests and support for recycling," a third added.

"It will be wonderful."

The episode of The Repair Shop is due to air in the UK on October 26.

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