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Great Pottery Throw Down judge confirms his return

The third series of The Great Pottery Throw Down starts filming at Middleport in the Autumn

Keith Brymer-Jones has confirmed that he is returning to our screens in the Great Pottery Throw Down next year.

The show, which will again be made at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, is due to start filming in September.

Today (July 10) Keith Brymer-Jones will be at Staffordshire University to collect an honorary doctorate in recognition to his services to the ceramic industry.

The pottery designer will be awarded with a Doctor of Arts for his passionate support of Stoke-on-Trent's rich cultural heritage.

Keith said that he's delighted that the programme is returning after being left with an uncertain future following the BBC's decision not to commission a third series.

Love Productions, the company behind Throw Down, has reached a deal with Channel 4, who will air the competition during 2020.

Keith told Signal Radio News: "The show is going to be bigger and better - we're going to do more episodes and we've got more potters involved.

"We're trying to devise ways to use more firing techniques. It's all power to ceramics! I'm really, really, looking forward to it!"

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