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Charlie Dimmock reveals whether she will ever return to Ground Force

The presenter now appears on Garden Rescue on BBC

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
25 July 2022
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Charlie Dimmock is known and adored for offering her top tips on horticulture on daytime BBC show, Garden Rescue. Along with the other presenters, she transforms people's gardens from just plain outdoor spaces into nature-filled havens.

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Prior to Garden Rescue, the TV presenter was best-known for appearing on another popular garden show, Ground Force, alongside Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh. But if fans of the show were hoping for a reunion someday, they might be disappointed.

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Speaking in a previous interview, Charlie insisted that she wouldn't make a return to the iconic programme, stating that she was "too old" to do it.

"It's all about baking these days on TV. But if they did bring back Ground Force it wouldn't be with me and Tommy doing it – we're all too old!" she explained during a 2014 interview.

"And if you could see me now, my hair is in a tight bunch and I'm out in the garden doing compost. The whole sex symbol thing was a bit silly really."

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Charlie insisted the team are now "too old" to reboot Groudn Force

Ground Force aired from 1997 until 2005. When the show finished, reports at the time suggested the programme ended due to the tensions between the presenters. However, a few years later, Charlie set the record straight.  

Speaking to Warrington Guardian, she explained: "When we first started filming we were polite to each other for the first two series but by the third series we were like family."

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Charlie now presents Garden Rescue

She continued: "My main memory of Ground Force was laughing lots. It was the same team week in, week out, as well as the same production and crew. You know what it's like when you work with a team of people and you get on."

Charlie, 55, now presents Garden Rescue with new experts, Lee Burkhill, Flo Headlam and Chris Hull. 

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