HAPLESS scrapper Lewis O'Boyle — or Boyle as he is known in the yard — has emerged as the unlikely star of a new fly-on-the-wall TV documentary.
BBC One show Scrappers — which was broadcast on Thursday and last night — follows the highs and lows of husband and wife team Terry and Lyndsay Walker as they run Bolton scrapyard Metro Salvage.
Viewers have already been introduced to the wonderful staff employed at the yard, including Boyle, who Terry is trying to mentor after he left school at 14 with no qualifications.
The 19-year-old told viewers: “I want my own yard called Boyle’s Breakers, a scrapyard like this.”
But his lesson on monstrous crusher Gloria the Grab caused major panic, scattering his colleagues to the edge of the yard.
In Thursday’s first episode, Lyndsay reacted with fury when Terry spent the week’s payroll at a car auction on stock.
He promised his wife he would curb his spending in Friday’s second show and is desperate to make the business more profitable to impress his wife.
The couple’s daughter Jemma Burns, aged 29, who lives in Heaton, works part- time for the business looking after the accounts.
The mother-of-three said: “It was good — but it was weird seeing them on TV because I see them every day.
“I’m so proud of them. They have worked really hard for what they have got.
“It gives people the chance to see the real-life version of it. Every day, you don’t know what’s going to come round the corner.
"Working with your husband, they have got a business together, they live together, they are married — it’s hard.
"The comments we’ve had have been mainly positive, but we’ve had a few negative ones from people — people from down south who don’t like the way we talk.”
Viewers will have to stay tuned to find out if Boyle keeps his job. The third instalment of Scrappers, on August 15 at 8.30pm on BBC One, sees Terry having an open day to celebrate Metro Salvage’s 21st birthday.