CBC extends hunt for “Best Recipes Ever” host

After announcing the departure of host Kary Osmond (pictured) last month, the Canadian public broadcaster has extended its deadline for applications to find a host for the food series' first season of 2013.
August 10, 2012

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has extended its host hunt for the fifth season of food series Best Recipes Ever.

After announcing the imminent departure of current host Kary Osmond last month, the public broadcaster has extended the application deadline for the position to August 17.

Interested parties are asked to submit a five-minute video “highlighting your personality and your cooking.”

The successful candidate will replace Osmond for the season beginning January 13, 2013.

“Kary has been a wonderful addition to the CBC daytime family, and we’d like to thank her for her contribution to the show over the past three incredibly successful seasons,” said Jennifer Dettman, head of factual entertainment, CBC. “We wish Kary the best in her next endeavors, and we’re looking forward to working with our partners at [Canadian publication] Canadian Living to find a new face for the Best Recipes Ever brand.”

The series is the most-watched daily food program in Canada, according to the CBC, and begins its fourth season, the last with Osmond hosting, on September 17.

For more information on the host search, click here.


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