Money for Nothing: meet the team of presenters and designers
Meet the presenters and designers who help turn discarded items into bespoke, valuable pieces on the BBC show …
Money for nothing is the BBC daytime show that sees presenters take objects that others have discarded and transform them into desirable objects, with the help of designers.
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Once the items are transformed, they are then sold and the profits are returned to the person who originally disposed of them. But who is the team that helps recycle the items?
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Who are the presenters?
The show is presented by Sarah Moore, Jacqui Joseph, JJ Chalmers who collect the discarded items from municipal waste collection sites before handing them over to the expert team of designers.
Sarah is a presenter, designer and writer who is best known for winning the BBC Two The great challenge of interior design as well as to present Money for nothing.
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She released two books in 2011 and 2013, Vintage Style Home Gifts and Period house, and has a passion for vintage fabrics, wallpapers and haberdashery.
Sarah is a writer and designer
Jacqui is a television presenter and producer who has worked on a wide range of shows including Lorraine, this morning and Alan Titchmarsh’s show.
In addition to working in television, Jacqui has a passion for fashion and has her own design business. Jacqui Joseph Designs which sells a variety of fine household items.
Jacqui is a television presenter and producer
In addition to being a television presenter, JJ is an Invictus Games medalist who was injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2011 while serving in the Royal Navy.
JJ also competed in the 18th round of Come dance strictly in 2020 where he was in partnership with Amy Dowden. The pair reached the quarterfinals before leaving the show.
JJ was on the 18th round of Come dance strictly
Who are the designers?
Designers take discarded items and turn them into bespoke and valuable pieces using their expert skills.
Zoe is a print pattern designer who reconstructs mid-century furniture and adds bright and colorful 1950s-inspired prints. She particularly emphasizes the importance of reusing material in her work, which is ethically and ecologically strong.
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Zoe is a designer of printed patterns
Jay is a modern furniture restorer and eco-designer who is motivated by his work with disengaged and disadvantaged youth and is dedicated to sustainability and social enterprise. You can recognize Jay from the other BBC design show The repair shop.
You can recognize Jay from The repair shop
Bex is an artist, blacksmith and metallurgist who combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design and modern manufacturing methods. His designs embody his fascination with the contrast between organic and natural forms and harsh industrial materials.
Bex is an artist, blacksmith and metallurgist
Forest and Found
Artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth created Forest and Found after graduating in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts. âWorking with raw materials directly from evolving rural and urban landscapes, they explore identity and place through expanded material stories and manual labor. “
Max and Abigail work with changing rural and urban landscapes
The man of rag and bone
Paul Firbank and Lizzie Gossling make up The Rag and Bone Man, working “with salvaged vehicle parts, taps and fire extinguishers to make high-end bespoke items using traditional metalwork techniques and machines.” They are both passionate about sustainability and heritage.
Lizzie and Paul are passionate about sustainability and heritage
Anthony has 19 years of experience in the furniture and furnishings manufacturing industry and heads the UK’s leading home furnishings school – Ministry of Upholstery. Passionate about craftsmanship, Anthony handcraft his own frames and enjoys experimenting with his upholstery fabrics.
Anthony is passionate about craftsmanship
Rob is a highly trained carpenter and metalworker and technician at Blackhorse Workshops in London. “Rob works with artists, architects and everyday enthusiasts, with projects ranging from church bells to climbing frames.”
Rob is a highly skilled carpenter
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Mark has over ten years of experience as a Chief Engineer at one of the only manufacturers of high-end valve recording equipment in the world. He specializes in reusing old broken audio equipment and transforming it into unique and authentic old-school sound.
Mark reuses old broken audio equipment
Rupert is a designer, manufacturer and collector who creates bespoke and distinctive pieces fueled by a passion for authenticity. Rupert puts his skills to good use repairing and reworking an eclectic mix of salvaged materials, from natural wood to galvanized steel signage.
Rupert creates bespoke and distinctive pieces
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