A computer programmer turned craftswoman, from the Isle of Wight, will take part in a brand new tv show fronted by comedian Lee Mack. 

The Chop gets its premiere on Sky History channel on Thursday October 15 - and the Islander is hoping to be named Britain’s Top Woodworker. 

Annie Wrenn swapped computers for sawdust and now has nearly 30 years’ experience in woodworking - as well as a handmade furniture business. 

She trained at the Building Crafts College in London, where she became a Freeman on the fine woodwork course. 

She has worked in New York and in London and now lives on the Isle of Wight, where she has her own studio.

On the show, Lee Mack is joined by tv presenter Rick Edwards and master craftsman William Hardie, along with guest judges and ten of the country’s finest joiners.

Set in Epping, on the outskirts of London, they will whittle, carve and chop their way to the final. Each week there are a series of challenges for contestants to create objects as groups or individuals and one person gets voted off at the end of each episode.

The winner will have the chance to stage their own exhibition at the prestigious William Morris Gallery in London.