Patrick Grant is best known for his role as one of the judges on The Great British Sewing Bee, making his show debut in 2013. The BBC star, who also works as a fashion designer and director, has shared his thoughts on Scotland’s Independence.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to push for a “legal” referendum once Scotland is through the Covid pandemic in a bid for independence.
The Great British Sewing Bee star has opened up about the potential vote as he explained that it is a “tricky” topic.
The 49-year-old said he believed that the political issue had been “quite divisive” for communities residing in Scotland.
Speaking in a recent interview, Patrick addressed the vote for independence as he remains hopeful of unity.
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The Great British Sewing Bee star Patrick Grant talks Scottish Independence issue
Patrick Grant opened up about the ‘tricky’ subject
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He explained: “This is a tricky one. I feel like Scotland is a united country with a real identity, however, I believe the issue of Scottish independence has been quite divisive for families and communities.
“After the vote, I hope we’ll reach unity again.”
Patrick was born in Edinburgh and once represented Scotland in the U18 and U19 national rugby sides before a shoulder injury cut short his career.
The independence referendum is a point of contention between SNP leader Ms Sturgeon and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Patrick Grant is a judge on the Great British Sewing Bee
Patrick Grant is a regular presenter on the BBC programme
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The former has vowed to press on with plans for another referendum vote, while the latter has said it is not the time and refused to grant permission for the move.
The May 6 election in Scotland confirmed nationalist parties have strong support across the country.
Patrick also revealed the politician he would love to make a suit for in a cheeky jibe.
He continued to Gentleman’s Journal: “Boris Johnson. He deliberately enjoys being scruffy.
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“So I’d like to make Boris the worst suit he has ever worn. Then he could wear it to its potential – keeping up his ‘untidiness’ motto.”
Elsewhere, the BBC judge recently opened up about undergoing a “hellish six months”.
Patrick spoke ahead of the beginning of the latest series of The Great British Sewing Bee.
Taking to Twitter, the BBC judge made the candid admission.
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He penned: “I’d had the most hellish six months of my life.
“Then I got on set with Joe and Esme and this year’s adorable contestants and all the bad things just went away.”
The judge didn’t elaborate any more on what he was talking about, but he was inundated with support following the post.
The Great British Sewing Bee airs tonight on BBC One at 9pm.
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