2008 Funny Women Awards winner Katherine Ryan has been announced as the host of a new BBC Two show All That Glitters, a search for the UK’s next up-and-coming jewellery star.
From a specially built workshop in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, Katherine will oversee eight jewellers as they battle it out in six episodes of design tasks.
Katherine said: “I am so delighted to be a part of the beautiful show that is All That Glitters. I’ve always loved wearing jewellery and it’s fascinating to learn about the intricate process of making these pieces. I’m in awe of the skill and artistry of our eight jewellers, who manage to transform the client’s emotion into objects of beauty that last forever.”
The comedian will be joined by two experienced judges from the world of jewellery design Solange Azagury-Partridge and Shaun Leane.
The BBC says: “All That Glitters is bursting with science, history, and culture and the materials the jewellers are working with are some of the most valuable objects on earth: from gold and silver to diamonds and pearls, so the stakes are high.”