The work of a Dersingham craftsman has been under the spotlight of an ITV crew filming for a new series of Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover.
Self-employed carpenter Andrew Bridgefoot, of Woodside Close, runs a company Bridgeworldoak as a hobby and involves designing and making home interior items from solid oak, which he buys from Sandringham sawmill.
The range features children’s stools, benches, christening stools, tea light holders and other items, all hand-carved with personalized names, quotes and memorable dates.
Handmade British Crafts’s website on which Andrew sells his products, approached Andrew suggesting he should apply to the ITV series, which he did along with many more much larger companies.
Andrew said: “ I was totally amazed when a researcher for the series contacted me and said I was just what they were looking for. Can we come and film you next week?”
The camera woman and director turned up at Andrew’s house last month after staying overnight at The Coach and Horses in the village and spent around five-and-a-half hours filming mainly in the back garden, where he has his workshop, which he calls the Shepherd’s Hut.
Andrew said: “They seemed particularly keen on getting my chickens on camera! I made half-a-dozen items for the show which were all hand-carved and personalized and which will be presented to the home owner featured in the programme. This is usually someone whose friends or family feel they are deserving enough through no fault of their own or hardship such as ill health.”
The programme will be screened in August.
Andrew can be contacted on 07941 657484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org