The Repair Shop's Suzie Fletcher says show is helping to 'repair her heart' from husband's death

THE REPAIR Shop’s Suzie Fletcher revealed that the show is helping to ‘repair her heart’ after her husband’s death – moving viewers to tears. 

In an episode shown last week viewers were left "floored" when Suzie broke down in tears while fixing an old rocking horse as she revealed she lost her husband to cancer.

Suzie, the self-confessed horse obsessive specialises in leather and saddle making, and got emotional when helping repair a beloved rocking horse.

She’s now revealed the show is helping to “repair her heart” after the episode made her realise she hasn’t fully dealt with her husband’s death. 

In the episode Suzie was restoring a rocking horse for client Julie Yates, whose husband had passed away before finishing the work. 

As Suzie took off the saddle and saw Paul's name and the date of the repair – 6/12/1987 – she became inconsolable.


She revealed to the camera: "I too lost my husband to cancer, it seems so insignificant that it's their name that they wrote, [but] it's so personal, I'm really pleased for Julie."

Her brother Steve who also works on the show rushed over to embrace and comfort his sister.

Twitter users 'sobbed' as they watched the tender moment.

One user wrote: "If anybody heard a twang then it was just one of my heartstrings."

Another said: "I'm not crying, I must have something in my eye as she found the signature on the rocking horse."

A third added: "When Suzie went I was sobbing too. Literally a tear jerker. Good brotherly love Steve."


And fourth commented: "I am sobbing through The Repair Shop this week. Honestly, this show is the perfect storm .. it’s gentle, kind -it’s about relationships, family, craft, skill, community. It floors me every week."

Now, Suzie has revealed more about that heartbreaking moment as she explained to the Radio Times: “” realise I hadn’t scratched the surface when it came to the loss of my husband.

“In a way, it was the start of the grieving process.

“The amount of emails I had from people after it aired was astonishing. It felt like a hug from the whole population.”

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