Katherine Ryan to return as host for All That Glitters Series 2

Thursday 27th May 2021, 11:34am

  • Katherine Ryan is to host a second series of All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star
  • The six new episodes of the BBC Two show follow on from millions of viewers watching the first series
  • Katherine Ryan says: "I am so delighted to be back again to host the beautiful show that is All That Glitters"
Katherine Ryan. Copyright: BBC

Katherine Ryan is to return to present a second series of BBC Two's All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star.

The BBC confirms: "Ryan hosted the first six-part series from a specially built workshop nestled in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, home to more jewellers than anywhere else in Europe and a place that's been a jewellery-making hub for over 500 years. The first series saw eight talented jewellers battle it out over the course of the six weeks, designing and creating jewellery to brief, with 24 year-old Haywards Heath-based diamond mounter Hugo Johnson taking home the title. It was very well received, launching with a peak of 2.6m for the first episode and averaging at 2.3m across the series."

Katherine Ryan says: "I am so delighted to be back again to host the beautiful show that is All That Glitters. The first series was a total joy to be a part of and taking part in the next series has absolutely nothing to do with the diamond rings, ruby tiaras or sapphire encrusted chokers I may or may not get to wear if my rider is agreed to."

Commissioner Jack Bootle adds: "The audience response to All That Glitters has been amazing and I can't wait to see what our next batch of talented jewellers are going to create. It's so exciting to build on a series that celebrates British craft and creativity - and does so right in the heart of beautiful Birmingham, the European capital of jewellery-making."

James O'Reilly from producers Twenty Twenty comments: "The return of All That Glitters is a wonderful start to our life as a fully Bristol-based indie. The series really resonated with viewers at home and we're delighted to have Katherine Ryan returning as our host as we discover Britain's next jewellery star."

Ryan herself revealed the recommission in her podcast Telling Everybody Everything last week, inviting talented listeners to apply and come to join her in the summer in Birmingham, where the series is filmed. Application form

The new six hour-long episodes will be broadcast on BBC Two at a later date.

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