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  • What's Your

    Food - Thai

    Drink - Whisky

    Film - The Exorcist

    Music/Band - Hip Hop and Electronica

    Colour - Blue

    Season - Summer

    Book - Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig

    Place - Maldives

    Smell - Tobacco & Vanilla - Tom Ford

  • Andy Love

    "Well-travelled, well-read - but not a big head!"

    Andy was born in Scotland, not too long ago, and has since lived in Yorkshire, Manchester, Leicestershire, 'The South East' and London. He is now settled in the Midlands.

    After gaining a BA (Hons) at Loughborough University and a Postgraduate Diploma at London's Drama Studio, Andy took on various theatrical, television and commercial jobs.

    An award-winning scriptwriter and editor, Andy's short film works have been shown all over the world, winning international film festival awards, and culminating in his first feature film - LAST PASSENGER - released in October 2013.

    Andy is also an experienced stand-up comic, having toured on the National Student Comedy Network and performed at some of the top venues in the UK, including The Comedy Store in London and The Glee Club in Birmingham.

    As a voice-over artist, Andy has voiced various different adverts and projects - including Channel 4's popular 'Coach Trip' series.

    As a presenter on Ideal World for almost 10 years now, Andy has developed a style that is informative, but fun. He particularly enjoys technology, leisure, craft and kitchen shows.

    Andy married co-presenter Loen in December 2004 and they are the proud owners of an Alaskan Malamute called Oban.


    What did you do before Create and Craft?
    I presented on a couple of other channels and, prior to that, I worked for the BBC.

    Most embarrassing on-screen moment?
    Plenty over the years - invariably involving technology - particularly audio!

    Tell us a secret
    I am the youngest presenter on the team.

    What's your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you're not working)?
    Fresh coffee and croissants in the morning, run with the dog in the afternoon and a barbecue in the evening.

    Who do you most admire and why?
    Stewart Lee - makes me laugh and makes a point, whilst always being self-aware.

    What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?
    Insecurity in myself; arrogance in others!

    Aside from property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
    My car.

    What is your guiltiest pleasure?
    Nashville! I shouldn't like it - but I do!

    How would you like to be remembered?
    By my writing and generous nature.

    What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
    Never expect anyone to take you seriously.

    Favourite Create and Craft product?
    'Brother Scan & Cut'

    Which phrase do you overuse?

    If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?
    Early '60s - to experience the cultural and social revolution that took place at the time.

    Share your best crafty tip:
    Think of everything you make as a story, with a beginning, middle and end. Those are the projects that touch our hearts the most.