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Britain’s biggest sewing competition makes a comeback this spring.
The seventh series of the competition returns to BBC One, with Britain’s best amateur sewers competing in different challenges to be crowned victorious.
The hit show returns to BBC One for its seventh seasonCredit: BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon
When does The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 start on BBC One?
The show returns to BBC One on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.
The competition features 12 contestants battling it out to win the top spot.
Every episode has a distinct theme with three main tasks: a pattern challenge, a transformation challenge featuring up-cycling of old materials into a fresh, new design in under 90 minutes, and a final sewing challenge, which tests the contestants’ ability to create an outfit for a real-life model.
Who are the contestants on The Great British Sewing Bee 2021
This year’s line up of contestants will face up against each other in the revamped sewing room on the River Thames. The 12 hopefuls are listed below:
Adam, 31, a cruise ship entertainment director from Leicester
Adeena, 40, a student engagement officer from Birmingham
Andrew, 54, a maths teacher from Hull
Cathryn, 57, a part time post office worker from Yorkshire
Damien, 39, an IT installation engineer from Bolton
Farie, 34, an accountant and working mother of two
Jean, an Art pyschotherapist
Serena, 21, a medicine student living in Edinburgh
Rebecca, 23, a trained teacher and customer assistant
Raphael, 34, a textile artist
Julie, 62, a beauty therapist from Rotherham
Lawratu, 37, a local authority officer from Surrey
who is presenting The Great British Sewing Bee 2021?
Presenter Joe Lycett with Judges Esme Young and Patrick GrantCredit: BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon
The competition is judged by resident judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant.
Esme, a renowned fashion designer, is best known for opening a London based shop called ‘Swanky Modes’ in the 70s.
Patrick is a regular on television and radio as a commentator on the British fashion, clothing and textile industries.
He is best known for his role in the The Great British Sewing Bee, for which he earned a 2017 National Television Awards nomination.
Presenting the show alongside the judges is quick-witted Brummie comedian Joe Lycett.
How can I watch it?
Tune into BBC One on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to make sure you don’t miss out.
The first episode of season seven airs at 9pm and will be available on the iplayer.