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About Charlie Hopkins

Charlie's television career began 7 years ago when he became a demonstrator for DIY and home cleaning products for shopping channels. He says: " I will never forget the excitement and nerves before my first show, but within 20 minutes of being on air, I just knew this was for me".

Art was always his favourite subject at school, so he's right home amidst much creativity on Create and Craft. Outside of the studios, Charlie loves spending quality time with family and friends and loves a party! His biggest hobby is music production and he enjoys DJing in clubs around the UK.

He says: "Performing at Ministry of Sound in London are always special times because it was a dream of mine to play there during my teenage years. I’ve been to a many gigs and festivals and I love discovering new music. Another big passion of mine is cooking; especially Thai recipes and recently learnt how to make sushi!"


What did you do before Create and Craft?

I worked on various shopping channels over the past 7 years and I’ve loved every single minute. Before then I worked in music colleges in central London.

Most embarrassing on-screen moment?

Easy. Just over 6 years ago I fell off a ladder on live TV. Understandably, I’ve never wanted to paint a ceiling or change a light bulb since. A recent clip made it on to Channel 5’s ‘When live TV goes horribly wrong’.

Tell us a secret

I’m scared of heights. Since my ladder incident.

What's your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you're not working)?

Meeting family or friends for a long lunch, maybe a market in London and a good film at the cinema in the evening.

Who do you most admire and why?

So many people. In the music industry my favourite DJ Paul Van Dyk for his genius performances and ability to make me dance for hours.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?

Competitiveness. Especially in sport because I’m so bad at it haha.

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

A recent trip to America, but it was well worth it.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Chinese buffets.

How would you like to be remembered?

A kind and caring guy (and maybe the slimmer person I was 2 years ago!!).

What keeps you awake at night?

Currently my neighbour’s dog. I love animals though, always brought up with cats and dogs in the family.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Keep all doors open.

Favourite Create and Craft product?

So many, but I’m blown away by the Brother ScanNCut.

Which phrase do you overuse?

‘Just add a cheeky bit of guilding wax’.

If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?

Probably the '90s so I can dance to the music again.

Favourite …

  • Food: Thai and Sushi
  • Drink: I love trying out new craft beers
  • Film: So tricky as I’m a huge film buff. I’ll go with Interstellar
  • Music/Band: The noise in Ibiza!
  • Colour: Teal
  • Season: Summer
  • Word: Banter
  • Book: I do like a Jack Reacher thriller
  • Place: New York City
  • Smell: My Mum's roast or Indian restaurants