THE Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant has quickly become a nation's favourite.

Here is everything you need to know about the fashion designer from Scotland.

Who is Patrick Grant from The Great British Sewing Bee?

Patrick James Grant is a 49-year-old fashion designer and businessman from Scotland.

He is the director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row, E. Tautz & Sons, Community Clothing, and textile manufacturer Cookson & Clegg.

Since 2013, he has been a judge on reality series The Great British Sewing Bee, which first aired on BBC Two before moving to BBC One in 2020.

After taking over Norton & Sons in 2005, Grant has been credited with rejuvenating the once ailing business.

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During the coronavirus pandemic, Patrick campaigned for people to make masks at home.

He also used one of his businesses, the Community Clothing label, which is made at Cookson & Clegg’s factory in Blackburn, to make PPE in the form of scrubs and anti-viral snoods for the NHS.

In 2018, Patrick was named co-chair of the Prince of Wales' charity Future Textiles, an organisation that works towards creating jobs in the UK's garment making industry.

Does Patrick Grant have a girlfriend?

Patrick and his girlfriend of eight years, designer Katie Hillier, split up back in 2016.

The couple used to divide their time between her homes in Marylebone and Oxfordshire.

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It's unclear for now whether Patrick is in a relationship, but in 2020 he revealed he wouldn't shy away from dating a fan.

Who is his ex girlfriend Katie Hillier?

Katie Hillier is a British fashion designer, who specialises in mostly bags and accessories.

She launched her own jewellery label, Hillier, in 2010.

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By May 2013, she was the creative director of Marc by Marc Jacobs, and in 2015, she launched Hillier Bartley with fellow designer Luella Bartley.

Hillier is 48 years old and was born in Hammersmith, London.


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