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Mary Berry to lead Keo’s “Britain’s Best Cook”

British pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned a new culinary competition series led by former Great British Bake Off presenter Mary Berry (pictured) and hosted by Strictly Come Dancing‘s Claudia Winkleman. The tentatively titled Britain’s Best ...
August 2, 2017
British pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned a new culinary competition series led by former Great British Bake Off presenter Mary Berry (pictured) and hosted by Strictly Come Dancing‘s Claudia Winkleman.
The tentatively titled Britain’s Best Cook (8 x 60-minutes) from Keo Films will test the real-life expertise of 10 capable home cooks as they demonstrate their skills under pressure to serve dishes that define modern British home cooking and well-loved classics.
The judges will look for plates that define a new benchmark of excellence, according to the network, whether it’s roast beef with roasted potatoes, a twist on chicken curry or a chocolate pudding.
Berry will be joined in short order by a second judge, with a search currently underway.
Keo’s Andrew Palmer, Matt Cole and Claire Nosworthy serve as executive producers on the series, which was commissioned by BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore and David Brindley, head of commissioning for popular factual and factual entertainment.
“Home cooking has quietly become one of the nation’s favorite obsessions and so there is no better place than BBC1 to compete for this crown,” said Moore in a statement.
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