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Why is Joe Lycett not hosting The Great British Sewing Bee?

There’s a big change afoot on the show (Picture: BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

There’s a brand new host set to take over presenting duties on The Great British Bake Off this Christmas, with Joe Lycett absent from our screens.

It is, however, still the same show which has won over audiences over recent years.

The Great British Sewing Bee has been going since 2013 and was originally hosted by Claudia Winkleman for four series before Joe took over.

It pits talented amateur sewers against each other to be named Britain’s best home sewer through a series of challenges, judged by both Patrick and Esme.

But why is Joe not hosting The Great British Sewing Bee festive specials? Here’s everything you need to know.

Why is Joe Lycett not hosting The Great British Sewing Bee?

Joe announced earlier this year that he was stepping down after three years to be replaced by Sara Pascoe.

Sewing Bee made a welcome return in 2019 with Joe at the helm, following a three year hiatus, but the comedian now feels the time is right to leave the show.

A sweet photo recently shared from the show’s Twitter account gave fans the first look at Sara in the studio with judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young.

‘We’re bursting at the seams with joy that @sarapascoe will be joining Sewing Bee as our new host. Welcome to the family, Sara!’ a message from the Sewing Bee Twitter said.

Sara is stepping in to present the show (Picture: BBC)

Sara shared the tweet to her own timeline and added: ‘Beyond excited and very very happy!!’

The Great British Sewing Bee has been going since 2013 and was originally hosted by Claudia Winkleman for four series before Joe took over.

It pits talented amateur sewers against each other to be named Britain’s best home sewer through a series of challenges, judged by both Patrick and Esme.

Patrick has been judge since the beginning with May Martin from series one to three with Esme coming in the series after.

Following a three year hiatus, Sewing Bee made a welcome return in 2019 with Joe at the helm.

The 2021 series, which ended in June, saw Serena become the programme’s youngest ever winner at 21.

The Great British Sewing Bee is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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