IT’S been lights, camera, action this week for a Wickford tech repair shop, with filming for a mystery Channel 4 show under way at the store.

Kyle Weinberg, director at Console Clinic Ltd, underwent an exhausting 22 hours of filming for the programme, which he has described as similar to the hit TV show Brainiac: Science Abuse.

Unlike anything he has experienced before, Mr Weinberg was well and truly put in the spotlight when camera crews took to the store at the Ladygate Centre to film throughout Monday and Tuesday.

With a target audience of 13-25-year-olds, the educational programme will take a closer look at the bacteria and germs that live on our day to day items - just like the gadgets the team repair in the shop.

Although Mr Weinberg is unable to reveal the full details surrounding the exciting new series, its hoped the show will be ready to air early next year.

He said: “When amazing opportunities like this arise, we have to grab it with both hands, especially after such a tough 18 months.

“Everyone really struggled during the Covid period, and so something like this we just couldn’t let it slip.

“I can’t say too much, but it’s a new TV series being shown on E4 for educational and science purposes.

“We were amazed when Channel 4 approached us and asked if we’d like to be a part of it.

“I myself was so overwhelmed, I’ve had a few people contact us at the store before but nobody as big as Channel 4.”

The shop was temporarily closed to Mr Weinberg’s patient customers while filming took place, with the store finally able to re-open on Wednesday.

He added: “It was just me being filmed, where the role I play is a one person role, but it was exciting for all of us and the staff were so supportive.

“The entire time I had to talk to the camera, like in Deadpool really, so I was right on the spot.

“But it’s been such a fun few days, thanks so much to the customers for being so understanding throughout. Our enquiries were blowing up, but everyone knew how big of an opportunity this was for us.”