The BBC have unveiled a new TV cookery competition – and Mary Berry will be it’s lead judge! Britain’s Best Cook will be broadcast on BBC One. The BBC said the show will consist of 10 contestants competing across eight episodes, serving meals from casual, everyday food to more classy dishes.
Berry said: “I am never more at home than when I have my judging hat on.”
She continued: “This series is going to encourage proper home cooking, which I have always championed and I cannot wait to start. Claudia, for me, is the icing on the cake.” The 82-year-old will be joined by a second judge – but their identity hasn’t yet been revealed.
The BBC announcement said participants will have to prove they have the “skills and repertoire, technical ability, resourcefulness and creativity” to be crowned Britain’s Best Cook.
Berry left The Great British Bake Off last year, when it was announced that the programme would move from the BBC to Channel 4.