The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity New Year Special contestants: Who's in the 2021 line-up?

THE Great British Sewing Bee Host Sara Pascoe invites four new guests to take part in the celebrity New Year special. 

Their challenges are to rustle up a festive waistcoat, transform some old clothes into children’s party dresses and fit a food-themed fancy dress outfit to a model. Find out here who will be on your screen this New Year.

Who's starring in the celebrity New Year Special of The Great British Sewing Bee?

Lawrence Chaney

Lawrence Chaney is a 25-year-old Scottish Glasgow-based drag queen. 

They are best known for winning the second series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, their role in which earned them the BAFTA Scotland Audience Award.

Lawrence likes to keep their followers up to date with regular story posts on their Instagram.

They currently have over 400 thousand followers.

Search the handle @lawrencechaney to find out more.

Rose Matafeo

Rose Catherine Lettitia Matafeo is a 29-year-old New Zealand comedian, actress, and TV presenter.

She was a writer and performer on the NZ late-night comedy sketch show Funny Girls.

Matafeo won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her show Horndog in 2018.

Claire Richards 

Claire Richards is a 44-year-old English singer-songwriter and dancer.

She is best known for being a member of the pop group Steps from 1997 till 2001, after she left.

Richards entered Celebrity Big Brother and came in fourth place in 2013.

From April to June 2014, Richards was a regular panellist on Loose Women.

Kirsty Wark

Kirsteen Anne "Kirsty" Wark is a 66-year-old Scottish journalist, newsreader, and television presenter.

She is best known for fronting BBC Two's news and current affairs programme Newsnight since 1993. 

Wark also did the show's weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review from 2002 to 2014.

She married television producer Alan Clements (born 1961) in September 1989.

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When is The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity New Year Special on TV?

The New Year episode will air on Wednesday, December 29 at 1:05pm on BBC1. 

This is a week after the Christmas special which will air Wednesday, December 22 on BBC1 at 8pm.

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