THE REPAIR SHOP star Lucia Scalisi is one of the most recognisable members of the presenting line-up but how old is she?
Lucia has been a part of The Repair Shop cast since it started airing on the BBC in 2017, restoring antiques for members of the public. She specialises in paintings and the fine arts, with her skillset one of the most unique in the workshop and she often speaks with host Jay Blades about the process of bringing beloved paintings back to their former glory. Here is everything you need to know about how old the star of the show is.
Born in the United Kingdom, the art restorer has strong Italian roots which have been embedded in her from her parents and this is where her passion for the art world stemmed from.
Ever since Lucia was a child, she has admired the talent of artists and this crafted her path to becoming a painting conservator.
To make her a master in the profession, she has a Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the University of Northumbria.
The presenter has managed to balance her work alongside raising a family as she is married and has children with her husband.
Although her exact age is not available online, it is thought she is in her late 40s to early 50s given her career history and expertise in the sector.
Following on from getting a 2.1 Honours from the University of Sheffield, Lucia began her career as a Conservator of Paintings in 1984 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
She held the role of Senior Conservator of Paintings for 11 years and in 1995, she opened up her own Conservation Studio in London.
Settling in the capital for several years, The Repair Shop star has given lectures at many of the city’s universities.
Therefore, it was a no-brainer for the bosses of the hit BBC restoration show to cast Lucia due to her wealth of knowledge on the subject.
The presenter was no stranger to television as she had featured on the BBC Two programme Restoration Roadshow back in 2011.
Asked to be called a Conservator instead of a restorer
During an interview with The Conservators’ Podcast, Lucia explained she had a request for bosses when she joined the show.
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