Comedian Katherine Ryan has been announced as the host of the upcoming BBC Two jewellery competition reality television show All That Glitters.

Meanwhile, British jewellers Shaun Leane and Solange Azagury-Partridge will act as judges.

The show will pit eight contestants against one another to determine who Britain’s most gifted jewellery maker across six episodes.


Ryan is a Canadian comedian famous in Britain for appearances on panel shows such as Mock the WeekNever Mind the Buzzcocks and more.

Applications for All That Glitters closed last December. The deadline was then extended until mid-January before the coronavirus pandemic put filming on hold.

The show will follow a format similar to The Great British Bake Off, with contestants designing items to a brief each week – one for the mass market and a second custom item for a specific client.

Judges Leane and Azagury-Partridge will then decide who wins the title of ‘Jeweller of the Week’ and who is sent home.

The BBC revealed on its website: “The materials they are working with are some of the most valuable objects on earth: gold, silver, diamonds and sapphires.

“And they will be doing so in the real world, as their workshop is nestled in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, home to the highest concentration of jewellery businesses in Europe and some of the UK’s best diamond cutters, gold bullion dealers and gemmology labs.”

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