The Great British Sewing Bee 2020 contestants, results and spoilers from series 6

The Great British Sewing Bee series 6 cast, Instagram usernames and how to watch online

The Great British Sewing Bee 2020 contestants

The Great British Sewing Bee 2020 has arrived on BBC One - here are the contestants taking part and spoilers from the latest episode.

The Great British Sewing Bee is back for series 6 with 12 sewers competing this time.


Host Joe Lycett kicks off ten weeks of the most perplexing patterns, eye-popping transformations and stunning made-to-measure garments yet.

Scrutinising every stitch are Saville Row’s Patrick Grant and Central Saint Martins’s Esme Young, testing the sewers across a huge range of garments from rugby shirts to children’s dungarees, flamenco skirts to a boned basque, via food fancy dress.

Britain's The Great British Sewing Bee contestants and results

Clare Bradley - 37-year-old Hospital Doctor from Winchester.
Instagram username: @clare.bradders

Liz - 37-year-old Product Manager from Middlesbrough.
Instagram username: @x_sewingpunk_x

Mark Francis - 42-year-old Personal Banker from Kenilworth
Instagram username: @sewmarkfrancis

Matt - 43-year-old Playout Supervisor from London.
Instagram username: @mattgagesewing

Nicole Akong - 42-year-old Jewellery Designer from London.
Instagram username: @nicole_akong

Peter Cant - 40-year-old Deputy Manager, Youth Hostel from Brighton.
Instagram username: @cant.p

Therese - 64-year-old Semi-retired Tutor from East Sussex.
Instagram username: @sewingsundays1

ELIMINATED WEEK 5: Ali - 48-year-old Paramedic from West Yorkshire
Instagram username: @thimbers


ELIMINATED WEEK 4: Hazel - 26-year-old charity worker from Kent.
Instagram username: @helba_sews

ELIMINATED WEEK 3: Fiona - 56-year-old House Person from Renfrewshire.
Instagram username: @sbinreh

ELIMINATED WEEK 2: Alex - 24-year-old student from Gloucestershire.
Instagram username: @jivingalex

ELIMINATED WEEK 1: Angillia - 62-year-old Retired Primary School Teacher from West Yorkshire.


Britain's The Great British Sewing Bee spoilers

In week 6 (May 27), it's a reduce, reuse and recycle special.

The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet besides oil, so for reduce, reuse and recycle week, all the fabric in the haberdashery is replaced with charity shop clothes and soft furnishings.

To breathe new life into this old fabric, host Joe Lycett kicks the seven remaining home sewers off with a pattern for a man’s bomber jacket, which must be pieced together from four secondhand women’s garments. Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young are looking for precision sewing and the ability to design and create garments using attractive colour combinations.

In the transformation challenge, the sewers are tasked with turning laundry bags into stylish, wearable garments, and then have to use old knitwear to create a made-to-measure jumper dress, perfectly fitted to their model.

One of the jumpers has to be brought in from home and mean something to them personally. It’s a Sewing Bee first, as the sewers have never been asked to sew with knitted fabrics before.


Britain's The Great British Sewing Bee airs at 9PM on Wednesday nights on BBC One.

Episodes are available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer here.

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