The GBSB has included men, including army officers and policemen, as presenters and as contestants, reducing sexism.
The BBC lost the Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 because it refused to pay the huge extra amount Love Productions were demanding. The same production company produces the GBSB and it may be that relations between the BBC and them are not great. I don't know, I'm just a viewer.
I was aware from my reading that there was a risk that it would not return - and no contestants have been chosen for 2017 which seems to underline that.
I got the following in my email today and I have signed the petition in the hope of saving it (or if not that then something that would pursue our intersts - I for one don't want the BBC held to ransom)
Apparently the BBC are considering cancelling The Great British Sewing Bee, how dare they !!!
This is a link to a petition to help change their minds.
If you love The Sewing Bee (and Patrick) as much as I do please sign it and share it with you friends.