The Great British Sewing Bee is as wholesome as they come. It's reality TV at its most supportive, wonderful and creative and, if you've not had a chance to watch it before, then the The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special is your chance.
Read on below for how to watch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special from from anywhere with a VPN and potentially for free!
The popular reality competition series recently wrapped its ninth series. Now it's gifting us another feel-good Christmas celebrity special, in which judges Esme Young, Patrick Grant, and incoming host Kiell Smith-Bynoe, will oversee the festive efforts of a quartet of celebrity sewers as they go head-to-head in a number of holiday-themed challenges.
The celeb stichers going head-to-head this year are: Toyah Wilcox, the punk singer, actress and ‘80s icon; comedian and After Life star Kerry Godliman; Black Ops actor Hammed Animashaun; and Jessica Knappett, creator of the E4 sitcom Drifters.
Past Yuletide tasks have involved producing a Christmas apron and making a glam, popstar inspired outfit to ring in the New Year in style. This year, Young and Grant will scrutinize the contestants' unique takes on Christmas stockings, judge their skill at transforming puffer jackets into food-themed fancy dress, and, finally, appraise the merit of their ideal Christmas Day outfits.
Whose handiwork will the judges declare to be sew-sew and who will prove a dab hand with the haberdashery?
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How to watch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special 2023 online and FREE with BBC iPlayer
Catch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special 2023 on BBC One on Thursday, December 21 at 9:00 p.m. GMT. You can also steam the special live or on-demand for FREE via BBC iPlayer - however, you’ll need a valid TV license to watch any live broadcast.
Travelling outside the U.K.? Don't worry — as we explain below, you can watch it live or on-demand when you download a VPN.
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How to watch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special online from anywhere with a VPN
Currently traveling in a country where BBC iPlayer isn’t available? With the right VPN (Virtual private network), you can continue to access your usual platforms and watch your favorite shows online no matter where in the world you are.
We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more down to a minimum of $6.67).
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to BBC iPlayer and stream new episodes of The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special online.
Can you watch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special in the U.S. or Canada?
Unlike Bake Off, this equally genial U.K. export hasn’t attracted a broadcaster in the U.S. or Canada yet, which means American and Canadian viewers won’t be able to watch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special, unless they happen to be Brits abroad.
A U.K. citizen abroad? Use a VPN to watch The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC iPlayer from anywhere. You'll be able to stream all kinds of popular U.K. shows no matter where you are.
How to watch The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special 2023 in Australia
Binge is home to The Great British Sewing Bee in Australia, and it looks like the 2023 Celebrity Christmas Special should land on Thursday, December 21 at 8:30 p.m. AEDT.
New subscribers to the platform can enjoy a 14 day-free trial before paying a thing. Subsequently, a membership costs from AU$10 a month.
Remember: if you're a U.K. citizen currently travelling away from home, you could still connect to BBC iPlayer and stream The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special live or on-demand. All you need is a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
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Daniel Pateman has been a freelance writer since 2018. He currently works across a range of brands including TechRadar, T3, GamesRadar, What Hi-Fi? and CinemaBlend, where he regularly pens How To Watch articles about where our readers can stream the latest new movies and TV shows, as well as producing detailed guides on the best streaming services, from Disney Plus to Netflix. He received a first-class degree in Humanities and Media in 2013 from Birkbeck University and later an MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture. In addition to his work for Future's websites, Daniel writes across the broad spectrum of arts topics – including photography, sculpture, painting, film – and has been published in The Brooklyn Rail and Eyeline magazine, among others.