Create and Craft are excited to announce that seasoned TV shopping personalities, Matthew MacNamara and Charlie Hopkins will be joining the presenter line-up on their flagship craft TV channel this September.
Matthew MacNamara, who is based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been in TV presenting and production for most of his working life and started his TV shopping career with, ‘Snatch it’, in 2004 before going on to achieve 10 years of service with GemsTV. Matthew made his move into the crafting world in 2015, combining his love of crafting with his presenting experience at craft shopping channel, Hochanda.
Charlie Hopkins began his television career seven years ago when he became a DIY demonstrator for home shopping channels. Outside the studio, Charlie is involved with music production and can be found DJing in clubs around the UK.
Jamie Martin, CEO at Ideal Shopping Direct, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Matt and Charlie to Create and Craft. They both have a lot of presenting experience not only in craft but also in general merchandise. You never know, you may find them not only on Create and Craft, but on Ideal World from time to time too.”
Matt MacNamara, commented: “I cannot wait to start presenting on such a dynamic and creative channel as Create and Craft. Over the past 15 years that I have been working in shopping television I have watched the channel grow and I am honoured to now become part of the team.”
Charlie Hopkins, commented: “I cannot wait to be in the Create and Craft studio. The buzz of live TV with the company of so many creative people is something I just simply love. Craft is always so fresh and exciting, so i’m really looking forward to those great demonstrations and learning new techniques.”
Create and Craft TV welcomes Charlie Hopkins on Friday 6th September and Matthew MacNamara on Wednesday 11th September.
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About Create and Craft TV
Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer that broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing and knitting products. Create and Craft have recently won several International Craft Awards that are customer voted including; Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts, Best for Customer Service, Best Craft Blog and Best Website, a true reflection of what the craft community feel. In July 2018, the business was acquired by Aurelius Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA
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