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The Great British Sewing Bee Series 5

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It's baaaaaack! After 3 long years of waiting (can you actually believe it's been that long?) Series 5 of The Great British Sewing Bee makes a triumphant return to our television screens on Tuesday 12th February at 9pm on BBC Two. We're so excited!

If you haven't seen it already here's the trailer...

Series 5 sees the return of 10 brand new talented contestants who will go head-to-head, putting their sewing skills to the test to be crowned 2019's Great British Sewing Bee. Patrick Grant and Esme Young make a welcome return as this year's judges but there's a new kid on the block - presenting the show is comedian Joe Lycett, who has taken over from Claudia Winkleman.

Meet The Sewers

From left-to-right, here is a quick rundown of 2019's Great British Sewing Bee contestants: Care liaison officer Sheila, knitter Jen, school reprographics tech Mercedes, manufacturing engineer Alexei, multimedia producer Riccardo, graphic designer Tom, retiree Janet, Scottish scientist Ben, practice director Leah and primary school teacher Juliet.

If you want to find out more about this year's sewers (and trust us, as the weeks go on you'll want to know more about your favourites) visit the The Great British Sewing Bee BBC Two page where you can find bios for all of them.

To stay up-to-date you might want to follow The Great British Sewing Bee on Facebook, and if you want to get involved in the conversation every Tuesday make sure to follow The Great British Sewing Bee on Twitter and use the hashtag #SewingBee

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