BBC brings in new Gardeners’ International presenters as Bake Off boss takes price

The BBC is aiming to convey some elements which have made The Exceptional British Bake Off a hit to its revamp of Gardeners’ World, which returns to BBC2 on Friday.

Earlier this year the employer drafted in Paolo Proto, the producer accountable for the document-breaking remaining series of Bake Off, as well as a number of the latest presenters and strands consisting of “severe gardening” .

A chief trade is doubling the length of Gardeners’ International, so one can stay anchored by famous host Monty Don, to an hour.
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“Gardeners’ Global could be extended to hour-lengthy episodes so that it will run from September until to the cease of the series in past due October,” stated Proto, in a current blog at the BBC website. “We’re going to introduce a selection of new strands with some new faces.”

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The brand new presenters encompass Frances Tophill from ITV’s Love Your Lawn, who will “meet gardeners who Garden in excessive conditions”. Others encompass “Lawn physician” Nick Bailey; dressmaker Adam Frost; Florence Headlam, who will cowl town gardens; and Nick Macer, who will take a look at tropical vegetation.
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“Those [new] strands will cover subjects as diverse as tropical plants to metropolis gardens and inspirational Garden designers to the technological know-how of gardening,” said Proto. “We’ll spend time with head gardeners from some country’s leading gardens and meet passionate amateurs.”

Gardeners’ World has a devoted following, attracting as much as approximately 2.five million visitors.

Proto said that plans have been presently being drawn up to mark a milestone next yr Global Amend.

“next year Gardeners’ International will have fun its fiftieth anniversary and plans are being made to make sure it’s an unforgettable yr for gardeners and our legion of unswerving viewers,” he said.

In 2009, the BBC extended Gardeners’ International to an hour and brought a “cool wall”, but the revamp failed to affect viewers and the show returned to its 30-minute layout.