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Who’re The Nice British Stitching Bee 2020 contestants?

Who are The Great British Sewing Bee 2020 contestants?


THE Nice British Stitching Bee is returning to our screens TONIGHT (Wednesday, April, 22) for its sixth season.

Gifted beginner tailors and seamstresses will compete for the title of Britain’s finest house sewer within the 2020 version of the favored BBC One present. However who’re the contestants this 12 months?

Who’re The Nice British Stitching Bee 2020 contestants?

Alex, 24, Scholar from Gloucestershire

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Scholar Alex is a eager ballroom dancer and has branched out into creating menswear[/caption]

Edinburgh College scholar Alex is the youngest contestant this 12 months.

He’s learning cognitive sciences and likewise loves ballroom dancing.

Solely studying to bop three years in the past, he has rapidly risen to competitors customary, now profitable awards throughout Europe.

Alex was taught to stitch by his mum when he was teenager, who he watched make wedding ceremony clothes on her 1980s stitching machine.

He now spends his downtime creating his personal garments.

Ali, 48, Paramedic from West Yorkshire

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Paramedic Ali creates her personal vibrant {golfing} outfits[/caption]

Ali loves stitching and golf and combines her two passions by creating vibrant do-it-yourself golf garments.

In 2013 she began a preferred stitching weblog and arranges stitching group meet ups.

The Yorkshire lass has been a paramedic for 23 years and her profession has seen her ship numerous infants.

Angillia, 62, Retired Main Faculty Trainer from West Yorkshire

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Angillia likes to make daring and vibrant get together garments[/caption]

Angillia taught major faculty kids for 30 years earlier than retiring in 2016.

She likes to create daring and vibrant garments for formal occasions and events.

The previous trainer nonetheless likes to work with younger individuals when she’s not stitching and likewise practices mindfulness, and will be discovered having fun with meditation conferences.

Clare, 37,  Occupation Hospital Physician From Winchester

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Hospital physician Clare makes her personal garments impressed by classic patterns[/caption]

Clare’s job as a physician is hectic and she or he says stitching provides her an pleasurable artistic escape.

Following in her mom’s footsteps she is a medical advisor at a hospital in Portsmouth with specialist curiosity in lung most cancers.

Clare was taught to stitch as an adolescent by her mum, however didn’t decide it up once more till 5 years in the past by way of her love of classic clothes.

She is impressed by the 1930s and 1940s, and makes her personal garments utilizing fashionable copies of classic patterns.

Fiona, 56, Home Particular person from Renfrewshire

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Fiona makes her personal garments from her house studio[/caption]

Fiona began stitching as a toddler when her mum helped her make a rag doll.

Motherhood gave her the chance to make garments for her three kids, and she or he additionally turned to the tender furnishing for his or her house.

She now makes garments for herself from her house studio together with her canine Coco by her aspect.

Hazel, 26, Charity Employee from Kent

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Hazel likes to make matching outfits for herself, husband and son[/caption]

Hazel was taught to stitch by her aunt when she was a toddler and returned to the craft after the beginning of her first son.

The younger mum says stitching provides her confidence – permitting her to carve out her personal time and maintain maintain of her identification.

Hazel works for a charity that encourages social mobility by connecting younger individuals with main firms.

Liz, 37, Product Supervisor from Middlesbrough

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Liz loves goth punk model, and utilizing artistic patterns with a palette of black and gray she’s made her personal do-it-yourself wardrobe.

After graduating from college, Liz went into product administration and presently works for an outside energy gear firm.

Mark, 42, Private Banker from Kenilworth

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Banker Mark makes clothes for his husband and canines[/caption]

Mark studied music in school, earlier than changing into a private banker.

In addition to his love for stitching he retains his ardour for music alive by enjoying as a pianist within the evenings after work.

He discovered primary stitching expertise at his native haberdashery and now sews classic impressed menswear for himself, his husband and canines.

Mark is a fan of huge collars and cuffs, and takes inspiration from Dr Who costumes.

Matt, 43, Playout Supervisor from London

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Matt likes to create drag outfits for himself and associates[/caption]

Matt works as a broadcast engineer the place he displays 45 TV channels broadcasting all over the world.

However the 43-year-old goals of doing one thing extra artistic professionally and first began stitching in 2017 when he threw a drag get together and made his personal costume.

Since then he continues to make drag outfits for himself, his associate and his associates within the East London LGBTQ group.

Nicole, 42, Jewelry Designer from London

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Nicole makes glam garments for mums working from house[/caption]

Nicole grew up in Trinidad and was launched to dressmaking, typically visiting a seamstress to have clothes made as the selection of imported garments was restricted.

In the present day, Nicole’s says her stitching model is comfy and relaxed, suited to a mum working from house.

However that doesn’t imply it lacks in glamour – making garments in slinky metallics, daring Asian prints and material sourced from trend gala’s in Paris.

Peter 40, Youth Hostel Deputy Supervisor from Brighton

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Peter skilled as a hairdresser however now works as a youth hostel supervisor[/caption]

Peter is impressed by design rebels like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood when making his personal garments.

He has a workshop within the spare room of his flat the place he experiments with designs.

After leaving faculty Peter skilled as a hairdresser and moved to Brighton when he was 20, the place he now works because the deputy supervisor of the Brighton YHA.

Therese, 64, Semi-retired Tutor from East Sussex

Retired trainer Therese upcycles garments for herself and her grandchildren
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Therese was taught to stitch by her major faculty trainer and first made a gingham apron which ignited a love for the craft.

She skilled as a major faculty trainer in England however moved to Abu Dhabi together with her household the place they spent 9 years. Following 40 years within the instructing career she has retired and now tutors privately.

Therese loves the scale back, reuse, recycle ethos, upcycling garments for her grandchildren and updates her personal clothes as a substitute of shopping for new.

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The Nice British Stitching Bee 2020 returns tonight (Wednesday April, 22) at 9pm on BBC One[/caption]

When is The Nice British Stitching Bee 2020 on TV?

You’ll be able to watch the 12 contestants compete for the Britain’s finest house sewer title tonight (Wednesday April, 22) at 9pm on BBC One.

The present returns for its sixth season and can run for 10 episodes, airing on the identical time every week till the winner is introduced within the ultimate on June 24, 2020.

Episodes shall be obtainable to observe on BBC iPlayer after they’ve aired on TV.

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Judges Esme Younger and Patrick Grant return alongside host Joe Lycett for The Nice British Stitching Bee 2020[/caption]

What’s The Nice British Stitching Bee?

The stitching competitors is from the makers of The Nice British Bake Off and follows the same format, however with beginner sewers making an attempt to impress resident judges Esme Younger and Patrick Grant.


Contestants will create clothes towards the clock every week utilizing stitching strategies from all over the world.

The sixth collection will see the 12 individuals create all the pieces from rugby shirts to kids’s dungarees, flamenco skirts to a boned basque, through meals fancy costume.

The present is hosted by comic Comic Joe Lycett who returns for his second collection within the function after changing Claudia Winkleman in 2019.