Jay’s comments come as the restoration expert released his autobiography this month.
The Making It memoir explores Jay’s life from his childhood and follows his journey to landing on-screen, but it wasn’t without trial and tribulations.
The Repair Shop host speaks openly about the bullying he endured, leaving school at 15 without any qualifications and fatherhood.
Throughout his own story, Jay unveils the various challenges he faced from homelessness to mental health struggles and racism.
The small-screen star also highlights pursuing higher education and his path to future success.
Jay Blades’ Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life is available to purchase now.
The Repair Shop airs tonight on BBC One at 8.30pm.