|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 network||BBC Three|
|Original release||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, & presenter|
|Ortis Deley||The Gadget Show presenter|
|Michelle Dewberry||The Apprentice winner|
|Richard Fairbrass||Right Said Fred singer|
|Scott Mills||BBC Radio 1 presenter|
|Emma Samms||Soap opera actress|
|Rowetta Satchell||The X Factor contestant|
|Steve Strange (Winner)||Visage singer|
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)||The Chris Moyles Show producer|
|Ben Nicholas||Neighbours actor|
|Carley Stenson||Hollyoaks actress|
|Javine Hylton||R&B singer|
|Ninia Benjamin (Winner)||Comedian|
|Tamara Beckwith||Writer & socialite|
|Warwick Davis||Movie actor|
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||Grange Hill actor|
|Jay Sean* (Withdrew)||Singer-songwriter|
|Jeff Leach (Runner Up)||Television presenter|
|Jessica-Jane Clement||Actress & television presenter|
|Lee MacDonald (referred to as 'Zammo')||Former Grange Hill actor|
|Lucinda Ledgerwood||The Apprentice contestant|
|Sabrina Washington (Winner)||Former Mis-Teeq singer|
|Scott Robinson||Former Five singer|
|Shana Swash||EastEnders actress|
|Stedman Pearson||Five Star singer|
- *Jay Sean was confirmed for the series but withdrew before it was aired for unconfirmed reasons