Charlie Dimmock is reportedly poised to make a TV return with a new gardening show.
The 49-year-old star made her name on BBC garden makeover programme Ground Force, which ran from 1997 to 2005. She was joined by Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh for that series, but this time around she has a new crew helping her make people’s home dreams come true.
“Charlie is without doubt one of the biggest names in the gardening world and was part of an era when garden landscaping became unmissable TV,” an insider told Britain’s The Sun newspaper.
“She is a green-fingered legend and everyone is very excited to have her back on prime-time telly.”
This time around landscape architects Harry and David Rich, known for winning a gold medal for their work at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2014, will be on hand to help out Charlie on the programme. The idea is for the team to help revolutionise viewers’ gardens, but they will only have a small budget to do so. Fans of Ground Force will remember Charlie was adept at just this over a decade ago, with hopes she’ll bring her trademark touches to the new show.
“Her water features were particularly popular with viewers and became a recurring theme on Ground Force,” the source said. “The show was more popular than anyone could have imagined.
“Charlie may have disappeared off telly for a while but she hasn’t gone to seed yet. She was one of Ground Force’s biggest attractions and the BBC hope she will get Britain interested in gardening again.”
Charlie, Harry and David will apparently each come up with a design for the gardens they are presented with, and they will then get the opportunity to sell their ideas to the owners. They will then select the one they like the best, which will be created by the team.
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