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Matthew MacNamara and Charlie Hopkins join the Create and Craft TV presentation team

By Mark Hayhurst 10 Sep 2019

Create and Craft have announced that seasoned TV shopping personalities, Matthew MacNamara and Charlie Hopkins, will be joining the presenter line-up on their flagship craft TV channel this September.

Matthew MacNamara, who is based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been in TV presenting and production for most of his working life and started his TV shopping career with, ‘Snatch it’, in 2004 before going on to achieve ten years of service with GemsTV. Matthew made his move into the Crafting world in 2015 combining his love of crafting with his presenting experience at craft shopping channel, Hochanda.

Charlie Hopkins began his television career seven years ago when he became a DIY demonstrator for home shopping channels. Outside the studio, Charlie is involved with music production and can be found DJing in clubs around the UK.

Jamie Martin (pictured), CEO, Ideal Shopping Direct, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Matt and Charlie to Create and Craft. They both have a lot of presenting experience not only in Craft but also in general merchandise. You never know you, may find them not only on Create and Craft, but on Ideal World from time to time, too.”

Matt MacNamara said: “I cannot wait to start presenting on such a dynamic, creative channels as Create and Craft. Over the past 15 years that I have been working in shopping television, I have watched the channel grow and I am honoured to now become part of the team.”

Charlie Hopkins, added: “I cannot wait to be in the Create and Craft studio. The buzz of live TV with the company of so many creative people is something I just simply love. Craft is always so fresh and exciting so looking forward to those great demonstrations and learning new techniques.”

Create and Craft TV welcomed Charlie Hopkins on September 6 and Matthew MacNamara on September 11.

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