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Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Special 2023 line up and date revealed

Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Special air date and cast

The Great British Sewing Bee will return for a one-off Celebrity Christmas Special in 2023

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New presenter Kiell Smith-Bynoe will welcome four famous faces into the sewing room for a number of challenges.

As ever, they’ll be faced by judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant who will scrutinise every festive stitch.

The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity New Year Special - Picture Shows: Esme Young, Sara Pascoe, Patrick Grant - (C) Love Productions - Photographer: James Stack
The Great British Sewing Bee. Picture Shows: Esme Young, Sara Pascoe, Patrick Grant – (C) Love Productions – Photographer: James Stack

On the line up are punk icon Toyah Willcox, actor Kerry Godliman, comedian Jessica Knappett and actor Hammed Animashaun.

They put their twist on a pattern for a Christmas stocking.

They then turn puffer jackets into food-themed fancy dress for kids and finally create an outfit worthy of their dream Christmas Day.

The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special airs in the TV schedule on Thursday, 21 December at 9PM on BBC One.

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Before then, you can catch a repeat of last year’s festive special on 12 December at 8PM. It features Johannes Radebe, Natalie Cassidy, Rosie Ramsey and Penny Lancaster.

Meanwhile a brand new series of The Great British Sewing Bee will air on BBC One in 2024 with new host Kiell Smith-Bynoe taking over the role of host from Sara Pascoe.

The show invites Britain’s most talented home sewers to compete in one of TV’s toughest creative challenges.

Twelve contestants compete over ten weeks of challenges with the top sewer walking away with a special trophy crowning them The Great British Sewing Bee champion.

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For now you can catch up with past series online via BBC iPlayer.

The Great British Sewing Bee first aired from 2013 to 2016, hosted by Claudia WInkleman on BBC Two. Joe Lycett fronted a reboot in 2019, which moved to BBC One in 2020, before Sara pascoe took over from the eighth series in 2022.

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