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Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou will bring a healthy dose of humour to a new Bake Off-style floristry competition on Netflix.
The Big Flower Fight is a brand new Netflix Original series that sees 10 creative teams square off in a larger-than-life contest to create huge flower installations.
Here's everything we know about The Big Flower Fight on Netflix so far.
When is The Big Flower Fight on Netflix?
All eight episodes of The Big Flower Fight are streaming on Netflix from Monday, May 18. Each episode is an hour long.
Is there a trailer?
Yep - you can watch it right now!
What’s The Big Flower Fight about?
Every episode will test a different set of floristry skills and feature a unique challenge - the teams are tasked with building a larger-than-life sculpture and compete to design and build the biggest, most outlandish and beautiful works of art possible from flowers and other natural materials to move closer to the final and stave off elimination for one more week.
With a conservationist theme, the participants are encouraged to think about plants which give back to the environment, such as pollinating, insect-friendly species.
The overall winner of The Big Flower Fight will get to design their own sculpture to be put on display in London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Who are the hosts of The Big Flower Fight?
Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou are the two hosts of the show, who are on hand to give the contestants some moral support.
Reeves - real name James ‘Jim’ Moir - is one of Britain’s most treasured entertainers. With an acclaimed television career spanning 25 years, he is perhaps best known for his double-act with comedy writer and performer Bob Mortimer.
Demetriou is best known for starring as Nadja, the lead female role in the hit FX and BBC Three series of What We Do in the Shadows, and the for playing Sophie in the Bafta-nominated comedy series Stath Lets Flats on Channel 4.
Who are the judges?
The giant floral installations are judged by florist to the stars, Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht, along with a special co-judge each week.
Named as a Top Florist in the World by Harpers Bazaar in 2019 and 2020, Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht has established himself as one of the leading creative voices in the floral design industry. His work has been published worldwide and seen on shows such as Good Morning America and the E! Network.
Other expert judges making an appearance in the series include Simon Lycett, James Wong, James Alexander-Sinclair, Sarah Eberle and Sophie Walker.
Who are the contestants taking part in the show?
Henck and Yan, from the Netherlands and Denmark
Yan was a fine artist before teaching himself about flowers in his 20s. He has been the director of florist Bespoke Flowers for 20 years, and has won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show. Henck is a freelance florist and found his love for flowers at a young age before going on to create the bouquets for family weddings. He is now a Master-Florist.
Ralph and Jim, from Eastbourne, UK
Ralph is a groundsman at a private school in Eastbourne and has a City & Guilds qualification in horticulture at Level 3. His son Jim is currently at the university of Brighton studying 3D design and craft and has a part time job at a leisure centre. They enjoy working on projects together and last year drove their 1940s army truck to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations after A five year restoration.
Sarah and Jordan, from Maryland, USA
Sarah owns her own wedding florist business, Intrigue Designs. She started in the industry as a wedding planner and has been working exclusively as a florist for the last 10 years. Jordan has been working with Sarah for 3 years and has become her ‘right-hand woman’. Together they travel the US teaching workshops and classes to inspire floral entrepreneurs.
Andi and Helen, from Somerset, UK
Andi is currently a head gardener for Yeo Valley and has been a horticultural lecturer for many years, She has won silver medals at BBC Gardeners World and Chelsea Flower Show. Helen, has worked as a gardener, botanist, and has managed numerous nurseries. She is currently a YouTube presenter for Candide Gardening, below, and is an artist in her spare time. They enjoy traveling, visiting gardens and attending music festivals.
Andrew and Ryan, from London, UK
Originally from Vancouver, Fashion & Culture curator Ryan moved to London in 2010. He has collaborated with the V&A Museum and Tate Gallery among others. Andrew, a photographic artist from Lancashire, creates work influenced by the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.
Monet and Stephanie, from the UK
Monet completed her Level 4 in floristry at college. She received a silver medal at the Surrey County Show 2017 and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018. Stephanie has completed the same course as Monet and won first prize at the South of England Agricultural Show in 2018. They met four years ago and now have their own businesses, ‘Monet’s Floristry’ and ‘Steph Lovell Flowers’. They are the youngest contestants in the competition.
Nick and Taylor, from New York City
Taylor majored in Visual Arts at Columbia University and now runs her own interior plant styling business, while promoting botanical interiors on Instagram. Nick was a college baseball player and after graduating, taught himself to become a plant coach and apartment farmer. The friends met online through Instagram three years ago and are passionate about sustainability and urban horticulture.
Raymond and Chanelle, from London, UK
Chanelle is a fashion designer and owns her own label, INOIR. She has produced clothing for Cardi B, and has styled a music video for Idris Elba. Raymond has owned Sunflowers Florist in south east London for 13 years. They met in Raymond’s shop and share a love of flowers but also music: Chanelle used to sing in garage band Purple Haze Cru, and Raymond is a member of his local church choir.
Declan and Eoghan, from Dublin, Ireland
Declan and Eoghan both have degrees in landscape architecture and met at the University College Dublin eight years ago. Eoghan trained in landscape management at UNESCO world heritage site, ‘La Alhambra’, in Granada Spain while Declan also has a diploma in project management. The pair now work together covering residential and commercial landscape design and contracting.
Rachel and Delilah, from Brooklyn, USA
Originally from Minnesota, former contemporary dancer Rachel is an artist who loves to paint flowers and nature. Delilah has a degree in business from the University of Central Florida and worked as a freelance floral designer before joining the team at renowned Brooklyn florist and plant shop, Rosehip Social. The friends met at work two years ago and both love to keep fit.
The Big Flower Fight is streaming on Netflix from Monday, May 18.
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