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Popular E4 TV program Celebrity Coach Trip returned in 2021 with a Halloween-themed special, in each episode a group of UK celebrities, including Kerry Katona, Abz, and Dick & Dom participated in Halloween-related challenges.

For the final episode in the series, I held a pumpkin carving workshop, teaching the celebrities how to "shade" a Pumpkin

The Brief - Key points

  • To create a set of original basic stencils that can easily be carved by a complete beginner in 20 to 30 mins. 

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  • Carve a showcase pumpkin of the show host Brandan.

  • attend on-location filming and host a pumpkin carving workshop teaching the celebrities how to carve the pumpkins and use the stencils, be on hand to offer one-on-one advice.

  • Procure around 20 Pumpkins for the task

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Designing the stencils

A total of ​four original/copyright-free stencil designs were submitted to the production team for approval ahead of time.

the stencils were designed to be simple and easily carved by a complete beginner

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Pumpkin carving workshop

On the day of filming the celebrities were split into two groups, after a short demonstration from myself, each group was given 20 to 30 minutes to complete the task, while the production team filmed, during which time i was on hand to offer help

Once completed, the show host and myself picked a winner