Mel Giedroyc to present Channel 4 series Good With Wood

Monday 20th July 2020, 11:11am

  • Channel 4's woodworking challenge show Good With Wood will be presented by Mel Giedroyc
  • The six-part series sees contestants creating large and imaginative wooden structures and objects
  • Mel Giedroyc comments: "If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise"
Crackanory. Mel Giedroyc. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Mel Giedroyc will present Good With Wood, a factual entertainment series for Channel 4 in which talented woodworkers are set a series of tasks.

Channel 4 explains: "Presented by Mel Giedroyc, Good With Wood sees a group of woodworkers challenged to craft beautiful and ambitious builds to exacting briefs. Over a series of competitive rounds taking place in a stunning woodland setting, they will have their skills tested to the limits.

"Each episode centres around a 'Big Build' in which the contestants will create large and imaginative wooden structures and objects, as expert judges scrutinise their designs, techniques and skills. The competitors will be pushed to their limits, with only crowned as winner in the ultimate whittle whittle."

Mel Giedroyc has previously hosted The Great British Bake Off alongside Sue Perkins. Before lockdown halted production, she was also filming Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, a new panel show for the Dave channel.

Talking about this new six-part series, the host says: "In the words of Ian Faith, the manager of Spinal Tap, '... in the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful.' I would add to that by saying that in the topsy-turvy world of 2020 IN GENERAL, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is pretty much ESSENTIAL. So, if you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. Good With Wood is going to be something we can all lean on. I can't wait to make like Edward Woodward and get WOODSWARD."

Karen Plumb from producers Plimsoll Productions comments: "In a throwaway world, more and more people are turning to woodwork to connect them to nature and their creativity. We're delighted to be making this escapist and ambitious competition for Channel 4."

As revealed by British Comedy Guide, Lee Mack is also working on a TV talent contest for carpenters. The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker, in which contestants must build a cabin, is due to be shown on the Sky History channel.

Good With Wood will be on Channel 4 later in the year.


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