Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett

Date of birth: 05-07-1988

Joe Lycett's first gig was at the Comedy Store in Manchester in February 2008, and later that year was a finalist in the City Life North-West Comedian Of The Year.

The following year he won the Chortle Student Award and was runner-up in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year.

In 2010, he was named best newcomer in the Chortle Awards, and the following year he received his first TV break, as a regular panellist on Alexander Armstrong's primetime Saturday night BBC 1 show Epic Win.

He is now a regular on TV and radio, and in 2018 won the Chortle award for best TV comedian.

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Sara Pascoe joins The Great British Sewing Bee

Replacing Joe Lycett

Sara Pascoe is replacing Joe Lycett as the host of The Great British Sewing Bee.

Lycett has been on the show for three series, but tweeted today: ‘A bit of news: I loved my journey on  @sewingbee but I’ve decided it is time for me to go. My friend the great @sarapascoe will be the new host and I know she will be fantastic. Big love to all the brilliant team, and go Sara!’

While Pascoe said she was ‘beyond excited and very very happy’ to be joining the BBC One show, which tries to find the UK's best amateur sewing expert.

She added: ‘I'm so inspired by creativity and skill and I am deeply* in love with clothes so I can't think of a happier place to be.’

Pascoe will join judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young when the show, returns to BBC One next year.

BBC executive Patrick Holland thanked Lycett for his ‘brilliant three years at the helm’ and said that Pascoe was ‘one of our funniest comedians [and] passionate about the inspirational impact’ of  The Great British Sewing Bee.

Susanne Rock, executive producer of Love Productions, which makes the programme, added Pascoe was "just the person to give our new sewers all the encouragement they need".

 The Great British Sewing Bee originally launched in  2013, with Claudia Winkleman as host.

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Published: 16 Sep 2021

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