Celebrity Scissorhands

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Celebrity Scissorhands
Presented byAlex Zane (2006)
George Lamb (2007–08)
StarringLee Stafford
Voices ofSarah Cawood
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series3
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC Three
Original release5 November 2006 (2006-11-05) –
14 November 2008 (2008-11-14)
Related showsThe 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.

Series 1 (2006)[edit]

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:

Celebrity Occupation
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 Actress
Rowetta Satchell The X Factor contestant
Steve Strange (Winner) Visage singer

Series 2 (2007)[edit]

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. Kelly Condron voiced the series.


Series contestants (in alphabetical order):

Celebrity Occupation
Aled Haydn Jones (Runner up) The Chris Moyles Show producer
Ben Nicholas Neighbours actor
Brandon Block DJ
Carley Stenson Hollyoaks actress
Lil' Chris Singer-songwriter
Javine Hylton Singer
Ninia Benjamin (Winner) Comedian
Tamara Beckwith Writer & socialite
Warwick Davis Actor

Series 3 (2008)[edit]

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 Grange Hill actor
Jay Sean* (Withdrew) Singer-songwriter
Jeff Leach (Runner Up) Television presenter
Jessica-Jane Clement Actress & television presenter
Kym Mazelle Singer-songwriter
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[5]


  1. ^ "BBC – Celebrity Scissorhands". Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
  2. ^ 'Scissorhands' contestants unveiled – TV News – Digital Spy
  3. ^ "BBC – Celebrity Scissorhands". Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
  4. ^ Full 'Scissorhands' lineup confirmed – TV News – Digital Spy
  5. ^ 'Scissorhands' contestants unveiled – TV News – Digital Spy

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