Revealed: Is The Great British Sewing Bee following Bake Off to Channel 4?

Is the Great British Sewing Bee leaving the BBC for Channel 4 too?

Following the shock announcement yesterday that The Great British Bake Off is to leave BBC One for Channel 4 next year, fans of the show’s sister series The Great British Sewing Bee have been nervously waiting to hear if it will follow suit and leave the corporation too, after negotiations between the BBC and Love Productions broke down.

The Version can exclusively reveal this is not the case, with the BBC having retained the rights to continue making the series, which is fronted by Strictly presenter Claudia Winkleman.  A source told us “It’s not happening, The Great British Sewing Bee is remaining with BBC Two, where it has built up a loyal audience.  Claudia will be back with a brand new series in 2017”.

Rumours had been circulating that Kirsty Allsopp would front Sewing Bee on 4.