Dean Westmoreland joined the BBC One heartwarming docuseries The Repair Shop in 2021 and has quickly made himself at home in the barn. But what is the shoemakers life like when he is away from the workshop and its cameras? Express.co.uk has everything there is to know about Dean Westmoreland.
Dean Westmoreland has been in a longterm relationship with a woman called Leigh for more than a decade. Little is known about her and their relationship as her social media is private and Westmoreland rarely shares any insight into his personal life. However back in 2018 he did post a picture of himself proposing to Leigh over a delicious afternoon tea. bOne picture is of the cobbler presenting the ring over the table and the second is of Leigh cuddling her new fiancé.
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It isnt clear if Westmoreland and Leigh have yet tied the knot with the cobbler not posting anything about their big day. The wedding could be any day now though as he took to Instagram in April to state that their wedding was a matter of weeks away. He also shared a cute picture of him and Leigh from 10 years ago. Westmoreland wrote 8 weeks and I get to marry this gem of a human.
The Repair Shop star started his career as a footwear specialist at JJB Sports.
This was until he became an apprentice shoemaker and in 2017 he decided to take the leap of opening up his open shoe repair business after 10 years of experience.
His shop Yorkshire Sole is based in Shipley West Yorkshire. Westmoreland says on the website Its all about microdetail to me small things like cleaning and polishing the uppers on all repairs as standard using brass nails in heels instead of steel using hand tools hand welting and treating each pair of shoes as my own. All this and more seemed to have been forgotten.