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Britain’s Best Home Cook to return for second series

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Judge Mary Berry and host Claudia Winkleman will both return.

Britain’s Best Home Cook

Britain’s Best Home Cook will return to BBC One for a second series, it has been announced.

Mary Berry will return for another eight episodes alongside chef Dan Doherty and produce expert Chris Bavin to judge more home cooks hoping to be crowned the winner.

Claudia Winkleman will also be back to present the second series, in which the cooks showcase recipes that have been passed down through generations and that they share with family and friends every day.

Charlotte Moore, director of content at the BBC, said: “It’s a delicious recipe: one Mary Berry, add two judges, 10 contestants and then Claudia Winkelman.

“And it’s exciting to be growing a new cooking show on BBC One; the search for Britain’s Best Home Cook continues.”

David Brindley, head of commissioning for popular and factual entertainment, added: “This competition truly celebrated what home cooks are creating daily, up and down the country.

“What we saw in the last series were incredibly passionate cooks whose influences from their experiences and cultural backgrounds were the basis for a range of recipes that wowed our judges. We’re delighted to be bringing another series back to BBC One.”

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The first series was won by oncology research biobank technician Pippa Middlehurst, who impressed judges with her menu of Massaman curry with jasmine rice, grilled prawns and a Thai herb salad, followed by a mango and raspberry cake.

Winner Pippa Middlehurst with Dan Doherty, Claudia Winkleman, Mary Berry and Chris Bavin (BBC)

Her dishes were inspired by her grandmother and grandfather, who introduced her to Asian cuisine at an early age.

The series is made by production company KEO Films and Andrew Palmer, chief creative officer at the company and executive producer of the series, said: “What made this series so endearing was that the food being made was from the heart.

“Our contestants demonstrated cooking that we haven’t seen in other cookery shows and we are looking forward to seeing what our next home cooks will create.”

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