New Judge for The Great British Sewing Bee

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New judge for The Great British Sewing Bee

Emse Young new judge for series 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee

Series 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee is about to start filming later this month.  In advance of filming came the shock announcement that May Martin will no longer be judging the contestants, there will be a new female judge called Esme Young.

**NEW - Read our interview with Esme here**

Patrick Grant will remain a judge, and Claudia will continue to present the show which will run for 8 episodes this series.

Esme is a graduate of prestigious fashion school Central Saint Martins (where she now teaches pattern cutting) and co-founder of fashion label Swanky Modes.   She has worked as a costume designer on several big films including Trainspotting and the forthcoming Bridget Jones's Baby.

Rumor has it that series 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee will air from the 16th May 2016, so not too long to wait now!

If you need a Sewing Bee fix before the next series do visit our Great British Sewing Bee section for projects, interviews, sewing tips from previous contestants etc.

UPDATE - May has released a statement about her leaving the Great British Sewing Bee:

“I am extremely proud to have been part of three series of The Great British Sewing Bee, such a wonderful show which at its height had 3.5 million people watching. I am sad that I will not be a part of series four but it was not to be.

“I will miss the fantastic production team at Love Productions who made such a brilliant show, the sewing production team who worked tirelessly to put the challenges together and the competitors who put their lives on hold and coped with the endless challenges we threw at them. Last but not least I shall miss working with Claudia Winkleman the brilliant presenter of our show and Patrick Grant my fellow judge, over three series we became a great team. I hope series four continues with the success that we created and stimulates the nation to continue sewing.”

Series 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee - Esme Young



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