Revealing what she brings to the show, he went on to state: “She has the best stories, she’s got dirt on everybody.”
Sara explained that Joe gave her some advice when she took over, telling Metro: “I felt like he was a midwife in the crossover.
“I actually did a gig with him the night I auditioned because they auditioned a few people.
“I was saying how it went and how I thought I was too shy, and he was giving lots of advice.”
In season eight, fans can expect to see 10 episodes, with the final airing on June 19, with 12 new sewers rising to the challenge.
The Great British Sewing Bee returns Wednesday, April 27 on BBC One at 8pm