Channel 4 has commissioned The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft, a new 6 x 60-minute series hosted by comedian Keith Lemon and co-host Anna Richardson where creatives use their artistic talent to create spectacular objects.
Filmed in a surreal factory set which has been taken over by craft, each episode features four crafters who must use their unique creative skill set, to stick, sew, hammer and craft their creations in to life.
Before becoming a household name, Keith Lemon studied art and design at Leeds College of Art, re-creating props for many of his TV shows including an ET model out of masking tape and Kinder Surprise Egg packaging for Keith Lemon Sketch Show. He also built life size models of the Star Wars characters R2D2 and C3PO. Founder of ‘KIL Clothes’, his official clothing line where all the clothes feature original designs by Keith who uploads his makes, graphic designs and doodles to social media to #lemonart.
Keith said: ‘I’ve always had love for making things, drawing and painting. I’m also a very good dancer. But that’s for a different show. I honestly can’t wait to get in that Fantastical World of Factory of curious craft to marvel at the mad skills of our crafters! In fact, I’m changing my middle name of Ian to ‘craft’! Keith Crafty Lemon! Word!’
Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4 Head of Features and Formats added: “What do you get if you cross Keith Lemon, craft, the host of Naked Attraction and a factory full of glitter? The answer is a world of pure imagination, and we can’t wait for this joyous format to burst on to screens soon!”
Lisa Edwards, CCO of Studio Ramsay and Gordon Ramsay said, ‘We are hugely excited by this one of a kind format – mischievous, smart and fantastical, we can’t wait to let some of Britain’s brightest crafters shine. With grand master crafter Keith at the helm, we are delighted to be bringing this magical world to life on Channel 4.’
The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft was commissioned by Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4 Head of Features and Formats and Commissioning Editor Clemency Green and will be overseen by Commissioning Editor Deborah Dunnett. Executive producer is Andrew Cartmell with Lisa Edwards, Fernando De Jesus and Gordon Ramsay executive producers for Studio Ramsay and director Ed St Giles.
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