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Celebrity Scissorhands
Presented by Alex Zane (2006) George Lamb (2007-2008)
Starring Lee Stafford
Voices of Sarah Cawood
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of series 3
Producer(s) Endemol
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel BBC Three
Original airing 5 November 2006
Related shows The Salon
External links
Official website

Celebrity Scissorhands is a reality show that is part of the BBC's Children in Need charity campaign, in which celebrities attempt to cut people's hair to raise money for the campaign while trained and watched by professional hairdresser Lee Stafford. It is produced by Endemol, and the format is similar to their previous production The Salon.


Series 1

The first series began airing on BBC Three on 5 November 2006; BBC One began airing it in late night on 12 November; and it ran for two weeks, culminating on 17 November, the annual Children in Need night, when it aired as part of the Children in Need telethon on BBC One. It was hosted by Alex Zane. The celebrities were trained by Lee Stafford, a leading hairdresser, at a hair and beauty academy set up at the BBC TV Centre in London which was opened to the public on 4 November. BBC stars and ordinary people had makeovers performed at the academy.

On 17 November, five of the celebrities, chosen by a public telephone and text message vote, appeared live in the salon during the Children in Need show. These were Steve Strange, Scott Mills, Darren Day, Michelle Dewberry and Ortis Deley.

Series 1 contestants were:

Celebrity Occupation
Sarah Cawood Television presenter
Darren Day Actor, singer & TV presenter
Ortis Deley Television presenter
Michelle Dewberry The Apprentice winner
Richard Fairbrass Singer (Right Said Fred)
Scott Mills BBC Radio 1 presenter
Emma Samms Actress
Rowetta Satchell The X Factor contestant
Steve Strange Singer (Visage)

Series 2

The second series was shown on BBC Three from 25 October to 15 November 2007. Lee Stafford returned as manager of the salon and first series winner Steve Strange also returned as assistant manager. George Lamb presented the show.

Series contestants (in alphabetical order):

Celebrity Occupation
Aled Haydn Jones (Runner up) Radio producer (The Chris Moyles Show)
Ben Nicholas Actor (Neighbours)
Brandon Block DJ
Carley Stenson Actress (Hollyoaks)
Lil' Chris Singer
Javine Hylton Singer
Ninia Benjamin (Winner) Comedienne
Tamara Beckwith It girl
Warwick Davis Actor

Series 3

The third series began on 26 October 2008, airing on BBC Three in aid of Children in Need. [1]

Lee Stafford returned as manager of the salon, with series 1 winner Steve Strange back as assistant manager[2] and George Lamb again hosting the show.[3]

In early November it was announced that the 3 people that would be going through to the final, that went on to take place on 14 November on BBC One, were Jeff, Sabrina and Scott.

The winner was Sabrina and the runner-up was Jeff.

Contestants (in alphabetical order) are[4]:

Celebrity Occupation
Chris Perry-Metcalf Actor (Grange Hill)
Jay Sean* (Withdrew) Singer
Jeff Leach (Runner Up) Television presenter
Jessica-Jane Clement Actress, glamour model and TV presenter (The Real Hustle).
Kym Mazelle Singer
Lee MacDonald (referred to as 'Zammo') Ex-actor (Grange Hill)
Lucinda Ledgerwood The Apprentice contestant
Sabrina Washington (Winner) Singer (Mis-Teeq)
Scott Robinson Singer (Five)
Shana Swash Actress (EastEnders)
Stedman Pearson Singer (Five Star)
  • *Jay Sean was confirmed for the series but withdrew before it was aired for unconfirmed reasons[5]


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