|Presented by||Alex Zane (2006)
George Lamb (2007-08)
|Voices of||Sarah Cawood|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||3|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC Three|
|Original run||5 November 2006 – 14 November 2008|
|Related shows||The Salon|
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.
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 Television 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:
|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|
|Rowetta Satchell||The X Factor contestant|
|Steve Strange (Winner)||Singer (Visage)|
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):
|Aled Haydn Jones (Runner up)||Radio producer (The Chris Moyles Show)|
|Ben Nicholas||Actor (Neighbours)|
|Carley Stenson||Actress (Hollyoaks)|
|Ninia Benjamin (Winner)||Comedienne|
|Tamara Beckwith||It girl|
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:
|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).|
|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