Ebene News – GB – The Great British Sewing Bee, review: MasterChef take note, this is a televised judgment lesson

In the Celebrity New Years Special, Esme Young and Patrick Grant provided affable and expert judgment without excess or selfishness

It takes a moment to understand what sets The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC One) apart from other shows of its ilk This obviously isn’t the format, which is essentially The Great British Bake Off without the cake. isn’t the belief that viewers are clamoring for a celebrity special, as here is an episode starring Birds of a Feather star and panto queen Lesley Joseph trying to make an Ugly Sister costume out of scraps of water. ‘Christmas trees

No, it’s Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young don’t attack cameras like MasterChef judges, and don’t breathe the air if-they-were-chocolate-they-would-eat themselves from Simon Cowell or Paul Hollywood They are friendly, knowledgeable, encouraging to each participant and are not yet overwhelmed by their own importance In short, they are perfect TV judges They must be preserved at all costs

Joseph was one of four famous contestants, the others being actress Sally Phillips, TV presenter Sabrina Grant and drag queen The Vivienne I’d heard from 50% of them, which is comparable over with celebrity versions of anything these days

La Vivienne admitted to being a little hand with the sewing machine Sabrina was a former fashion designer so surely she had rudimentary knowledge Joseph said she was a good knitter but had never sewed a piece of clothing, even though she knows how to stuff an ugly sister’s chest And Phillips said she didn’t really know how to sew, but what she lacked in technical skills she invented with a creative flair Her pantomime horse costume, using an ironing board in place of a mannequin, was a hit and where others came up with fairly simple versions of a party dress “inspired by your most memorable New Years Eve” , Phillips made hers from a material printed in the image of a lurcher she once spent a miserable NYE with on a friend’s sofa bed She was the worthy winner

Joe Lycett livened up the proceedings in his cheerful way It’s generally true that celebrity editions are pale imitations of reality (Celebrity MasterChef, I’m talking to you), but here it was kind of nice to see how point the candidates were delighted with their achievements The judges, of course, had positive things to say about each of them

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The Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick Grant

Ebene News – GB – The Great British Sewing Bee, review: MasterChef take note, this is a televised judgment lesson

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2020/12/31/great-british-sewing-bee-review-masterchef-take-note-lesson/