Celeb Gogglebox cast in tears over heartbreaking Repair Shop episode

Jene J. Long
Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Digital Spy

The famous faces of Celebrity Gogglebox were left dabbing their teary eyes after watching The Repair Shop on yesterday’s (June 26) episode.

This included Love Island duo (and real-life partners) Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash, plus Jamie Theakston and Ashley Roberts, who were all taking part as armchair analysts.

But what exactly set them off?

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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The most recent instalment of BBC series The Repair Shop, which was part of the celebs’ viewing schedule, featured a widow named Julie, who went to the titular shop to have her childhood rocking horse restored.

Hoping to pass it down to her grandkids, Julie went on to reveal that back in the ’80s, her late husband Paul had attempted to restore it for their own children,

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Repair Man Sentenced To Prison After Defrauding Geneva Homeowner

Jene J. Long

GENEVA, IL — An Algonquin man was sentenced this week to serve four years in prison for stealing from a Geneva homeowner and writing a bad check to a St. Charles car dealer. David Regal, 34, pleaded guilty in September to theft and deceptive practice, both felonies, according to prosecutors.

Regal stole more than $95,000 between June 2012 and February 2015 from a Geneva woman who hired him to paint her house and do home-improvement projects, prosecutors said. The homeowner paid in advance, but Regal never did any of the work he was contracted to complete, according to a news release from Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon.

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Regal wrote a $16,000 check in December 2015 to purchase a pickup from a St. Charles auto dealership, prosecutors said. The dealer tried to cash the check multiple times but couldn’t, due to

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Queen granted permission to repair Buckingham Palace roof

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Part of Buckingham Palace’s roof will be repaired, nearly 200 years after a leak was first discovered.

Permission has been granted to restore the Queen’s London home by Westminster City Council, which considered an application to repair an asphalt roof and a chimney stack.

While it could be assumed that a problem in a royal residence would be tackled quickly, it appears this one has been on the to do list since 1831.

Papers filed as part of the application for the work include notes from that year which read: “Rain had already penetrated the covering of the south-west tower, and though fissures in the composition might readily be close, there was no guarantee against their recurrence.

“The substitution of a more durable covering was therefore advised.”

The covering was made of a mixture of “Stockholm tar, dried chalk in power, and sifted sand” which was laid on in two

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Elmhurst Man Connected To Home Repair Scam: Lawsuit

Jene J. Long

HINSDALE, IL — Many suburban residents visit public Facebook pages to get recommendations on specialists in home projects. That’s how Megan Richards Martin, a public relations executive in Hinsdale, found someone to do work at her house. And she is sorry she did — she said she was scammed.

Martin was looking for someone to replace her fence, front porch, sidewalk and driveway on Oakwood Terrace. So she sought recommendations on the Hinsdale Area Moms Facebook group. And a person in the group led her to Ed Kavanaugh, an Elmhurst resident.

On April 6, Martin called police about the matter. According to a police report, Martin hired Kavanaugh of Elmhurst-based Goliath Construction in January and gave him $10,000 as a deposit. The company then removed the driveway and front porch. It also laid brick pavers for the front porch, but did not finish the project and never did any

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