Will Kirk Biography – Will Kirk Wiki
Will Kirk (born William Kirk) is a British antique furniture restorer and star of BBC’s The Repair Shop and BBC Morning Live. His first television appearance came in 2013 when he helped to upcycle items of furniture for a contestant on Channel 4’s ‘The French Collection’. Following this, he gave restoration tips to viewers on the BBC’s ‘What To Buy and Why’ in 2015.
Since March 2017, Will has starred as one of four main specialists in BBC’s ‘The Repair Shop’, working alongside some of the country’s most expert restorers and working on everything from a 200-year-old sea-chest to a Nordic rocking chair. The third series aired to 1.78M viewers and is set to return with series 4 in 2019.
Will first developed a passionate interest in antique furniture and the craft of restoration at an early age, having watched his grandfather restore pieces of furniture in his workshop.
He studied Graphic Design at the University of the Arts, going on to graduate with a BA in Antique Furniture Restoration and Conservation from London Metropolitan University (formerly known as London School of Furniture). It was here that he honed his skills in french polishing, wood carving, gilding, and cabinet making, acquiring a deeper knowledge of furniture restoration and conservation.
After graduating, Will traveled to Italy with the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers to represent the UK at the annual ‘Salon Decorative Arts Fair’ where he gave a speech on ‘The art of Trompe-l’œil and the uses of cold-cast resin’. He also hosted a three-day practical workshop demonstrating the uses of cold-cast resins and metal powders to create the illusion of solid metal.
Since setting up his London-based furniture restoration business in 2012, Will and his team of craftsmen have worked on a variety of commissions, from much-loved family heirlooms to larger corporate contracts.
Will is an Ambassador of the Heritage Crafts Association. Heritage Crafts is the UK advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. In December 2021, Heritage Crafts announced Will as an Ambassador in the following statement: “We are delighted to announce that Will Kirk is joining Heritage Crafts as our brand new Ambassador! Will is a wonderful advocate for heritage crafts and we are so pleased to welcome him as an Ambassador.”
Will Kirk Age
He was born William Kirk on 14 May 1985. He is 36 years old.
Will Kirk Parents
The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk is very private when it comes to his personal life, so little to nothing is known about his parents.
Will Kirk Wife
Who is Will Kirk married to? The Repair Shop star is married to his wife Polly Snowdon, an educational psychologist. Will and Polly married on 7 August 2021. The Repair Shop star shared stunning wedding photos on Instagram, alongside the caption: “The best day of my life. Thank you to all who attended and to those that helped to make it happen.”
He also shared a photo of himself and his Repair Shop team with the caption: “I was lucky enough to have some of the Repair Shop family there to celebrate my wedding day. Aren’t they a smart bunch.”
Will and Polly were set to tie the knot in August 2020 but had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, he revealed that he and his partner were to tie the knot in August, but were forced to postpone their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On ITV’s Lorraine in September 2020, Kirk talked about his engagement and how the lockdown was for him. He said: “I’ve been putting up lots of shelves, the lovely fiancée has been keeping me very busy! We were supposed to be getting married in August and unfortunately, that didn’t happen, so we’re going to get married next year . Yes, I’ve been kept busy!”
The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk’s family home he lives with his wife is a modern flat in Wandsworth, South London.
Will Kirk Baby
The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk and his wife Polly Snowdon are set to become parents. On 20 March 2022, Will revealed he and wife Polly are expecting their first child in the summer. The antique furniture restorer shared the exciting news with his followers on Instagram. He posed with a blue mug with the word “Papa” engraved on the front. He captioned the photo: “A new mug to add to my collection this summer. We are so excited for our new little arrival and to extend our family.”
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Will Kirk Family History
Will seems to be from a long line of furniture restorers. He first developed a passionate interest in antique furniture and the craft of restoration at an early age, having watched his grandfather restore pieces of furniture in his workshop.
Will Kirk Gay
Is Will Kirk gay? Some internet users have been asking if he’s straight or gay. Davisasian13, a member of the discussion forum LPSG, wrote “Recently found the show and am obsessed with Will. Any idea if he’s straight or gay?” Another member, jackb24 said, “Has to be gay.” Another commented, “He seems a little gay.” The truth is, Will Kirk is not gay.
Will Kirk Net Worth
The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk has an estimated net worth of €1 million.
Will Kirk Instagram
Will Kirk’s Instagram handle is @williamkirkrestoration.