From cake decorating to pottery, Crafty Kirstie is back on TV with new series starring celebrities

Britain’s ‘Queen of Craft’ Kirstie Allsopp returns to the small screen next month with a new 15-part daytime series.

‘Kirstie’s Celebrity Craft Masters’ starts on Monday July 1 at 5pm on Channel 4. In the show, Kirsty is on a mission to share her love of all things handmade with some of the country’s best loved celebrities.

From ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ winner Angellica Bell to comedian Jenny Éclair, famous faces will be taking on Kirstie’s challenge to learn a host of new craft skills from pottery, embroidery and crochet to papercraft, pyrography, quilling, drilling, woodwork and cake decorating.

Every day, two celebrities will go head-to-head to win Kirstie’s craft trophy. At home, they will each be paired with a professional crafter, who will teach them to make three items. Then they will travel to Kirstie’s ‘Craft HQ’ where their efforts will be assessed by professor of design and craft Polly Macpherson and designer Piyush Suri.

Finally, two celebrities will face off in a 30-minute timed crafting challenge, under the watchful eye of Kirstie and the judges – and without their professional crafters there to guide them.

Channel 4 said: ‘They may be used to the glitz and glamour of the awards circuit, but the prize our celebs really want is Kirstie’s craft trophy. Who will prevail?  Every show will be jam packed with handmade goodness, celeb high jinks, Kirstie enthusiasm and tonnes of craft inspiration.’

The celebrities taking part in the series are:

  • Rav Wilding and Angellica Bell
  • Susan Calman and Mark Dolan
  • Debra Stephenson and Amanda Lamb
  • Wendi Peters and Ricky Groves
  • Laura Hamilton and Chris Hollins
  • Debbie McGee and Sam Thompson
  • Natasha Kaplinsky and Jo Wood
  • Dr Dawn Harper and Dr Ranj Singh
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson and Sharron Davies
  • Jeremy Edwards and Terri Dwyer
  • Lucy Alexander and Martin Roberts
  • Mark-Francis Vandelli and Aggie MacKenzie
  • Rufus Hound and Jenny Éclair
  • Tony Singh and Sophie Morgan
  • Anneka Rice and Cheryl Baker

The first week of programmes are:

Episode 1 – Rav and Angellica: Monday July 1, 5pm on Channel 4
Rav Wilding and Angellica Bell learn to make bags, polymer clay planters and upcycled goodies.

Episode 2 – Susan and Mark: Tuesday July 2, 5pm on Channel 4
Susan Calman and Mark Dolan learn to make stylish storage, coil cat baskets and upcycled goodies.

Episode 3 – Debra and Amanda: Wednesday July 3, 5pm on Channel 4
Debra Stephenson and Amanda Lamb learn to make signs, mosaic jewellery boxes and upcycled goodies.

Episode 4 – Wendi and Ricky: Thursday July 4, 5pm on Channel 4
Wendi Peters and Ricky Groves learn to make side tables, plaster clocks and upcycled goodies.

Episode 5 – Laura and Chris: Friday July 5, 5pm on Channel 4
Laura Hamilton and Chris Hollins learn to make imaginary toys, string art and upcycled goodies.


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