Best Home Cook

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Best Home Cook
GenreCooking
Reality
Presented byClaudia Winkleman
JudgesMary Berry (2018–)
Chris Bavin (2018–)
Angela Hartnett (2020–)
Dan Doherty (2018)
ComposersMatthew Cracknell
Peter Nickalls
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series3
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producerClaire Nosworthy
Running time60 minutes
Production companyKEO Films
DistributorBBC Studios
Endemol Shine Group
Release
Original networkBBC One
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release3 May 2018 (2018-05-03) –
present

Best Home Cook (previously Britain's Best Home Cook) is a competitive cooking show produced by KEO Films and distributed internationally by Endemol Shine Group. It premiered on BBC One in May 2018, presented by Claudia Winkleman, with judges Mary Berry, Chris Bavin, and Dan Doherty.[1] A second series, with "Britain's" dropped from the title and Angela Hartnett replacing Doherty, returned in January 2020.[2] The series was created in the wake of Berry's previous show, The Great British Bake Off, departing the BBC for Channel 4,[3] and has received mixed reviews from critics.[4] The programme was axed in 2022.[5]

Series 1 (2018)[edit]

Cooks[edit]

Cook Age Occupation Hometown
Cyrus Kay 27 Wine consultant and entrepreneur York
Dipa Jakhu 44 Civil servant Wolverhampton
Fiona Hamill 59 Retired shop keeper County Down, Northern Ireland
Josie Ingram 37 Wealth client executive Glasgow
Katie Davies 32 Police emergency call handler and dispatcher Neath, Wales
Philip Friend 48 Maths teacher Surrey
Pippa Middlehurst 28 Oncology research biobank technician Salford
Queta "Q" Double 38 Children's A&E nurse Balcombe, West Sussex
Tobi Akingbolagun 27 Compliance manager London
Trevor Jones 29 Farmer Kent

Elimination table[edit]

Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Pippa ULT ULT ULT E ULT E WINNER
Dipa E E E ULT ULT E E RUNNERS-UP
Philip E ULT E E ULT E
Tobi ULT E ULT E E OUT
Katie ULT ULT ULT OUT
Trevor E E OUT
Cyrus ULT OUT
Josie E E OUT
Q OUT
Fiona OUT
  (WINNER) This cook won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This cook finished in second place.
  (ULT) The cook was one of the judges' favourites in the ultimate challenge.
  The cook got through to the next round.
  (E) The cook was in the elimination round, but not eliminated.
  (OUT) The cook was eliminated.

Series 2 (2020)[edit]

Cooks[edit]

Cook Age Occupation Hometown
Ayo Salau 28 Accountant London
Elisabetta Ludica 52 NHS receptionist London
Georgia May Salamat 24 Model London
Kate Smith 62 Farmer's wife Devon
Katie Mahady 33 Supermarket supervisor Essex
Oli Mannion 34 Restaurant supervisor Cheshire
Robin Watkinson 63 Maintenance supervisor Bristol
Sarah Woods 42 Pharmaceutical recruitment partner Cheshire
Sean Hughes 37 IT project manager Warwickshire
Suzie Arbuthnot 36 Accountant Northern Ireland

Elimination table[edit]

Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Suzie ULT ULT ULT ULT E WINNER
Georgia ULT ULT ULT E ULT E RUNNER-UP
Sarah E ULT ULT E 3RD PLACE
Oli E E E OUT[b]
Katie ULT E E[a] OUT
Robin E E ULT E[a] OUT
Elisabetta ULT OUT
Ayo ULT E ULT OUT
Kate OUT
Sean OUT

[a] Because the judges were unable to decide on the worst dish during the elimination challenge, no-one was eliminated this week. As a result, two cooks were eliminated the following week.

[b] Oli was not well enough to compete in the Rustle-up challenge and was automatically placed into the elimination challenge.

  (WINNER) This cook won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This cook finished in second place.
  (3RD PLACE) This cook finished in third place.
  (ULT) The cook was one of the judges' favourites in the ultimate challenge.
  The cook got through to the next round.
  (E) The cook was in the elimination round, but not eliminated.
  (OUT) The cook was eliminated.

Celebrity series (2021)[edit]

Celebrities[edit]

Celebrity Age Known for Hometown
Desiree Burch 42 Comedian & television presenter California, United States
Ed Balls 53 Retired Labour politician Norfolk, England
Ed Byrne 48 Comedian & actor Dublin, Ireland
Ferne McCann 30 Former The Only Way Is Essex star Essex, England
Gareth Thomas 46 Former Wales rugby player Bridgend, Wales
Karim Zeroual 27 Television presenter & actor London, England
Rachel Johnson 55 Journalist & author London, England
Ruth Madeley 33 Actress Westhoughton, England
Shobna Gulati 54 Actress Oldham, England
Tom Read Wilson 34 Receptionist on Celebs Go Dating London, England

Elimination table[edit]

Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ed Balls ULT ULT ULT E[a] E ULT ULT E WINNER
Tom E E E ULT RUNNER-UP
Rachel ULT E[a] ULT E E 3RD PLACE
Ferne ULT E ULT ULT E ULT OUT
Shobna ULT ULT ULT E OUT
Ed Byrne ULT E[a] OUT
Karim E E E OUT
Ruth E E OUT
Gareth ULT OUT
Desiree OUT

[a] Because the judges were unable to decide on the worst dish during the elimination challenge, no-one was eliminated this week.

  (WINNER) This cook won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This cook finished in second place.
  (3RD PLACE) This cook finished in third place.
  (ULT) The cook was one of the judges' favourites in the ultimate challenge.
  The cook got through to the next round.
  (E) The cook was in the elimination round, but not eliminated.
  (OUT) The cook was eliminated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Midgley, Carol (4 May 2018). "TV review: Britain's Best Home Cook; Syria: the World's War". The Times. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ Midgley, Carol (3 January 2020). "Best Home Cook review — saccharine and stodge, this was no Bake Off". The Times. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  3. ^ Ruddick, Graham (1 August 2017). "Mary Berry to lead judges on BBC show Britain's Best Cook". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Britain's Best Home Cook: Any good?". BBC News. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Best Home Cook Axed". Media Mole/BBC. 22 November 2022. Retrieved 22 November 2022.

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