Britain's Best Cook: Mary Berry to judge new BBC cooking contest


She left the original show last September when it left the BBC for Britain's Channel 4.

Mary Berry is to return to her role as a judge on the BBC in a new programme called Britain's Best Cook.

She has been confirmed as a judge for the BBC One show, which has a working title of Britain's Best Cook.

Claudia Winkleman, who has her own solid fan base in the United Kingdom, will host.

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The eight-part series will focus largely on the major dishes that have come to "define modern British home cooking", alongside well-loved classics; so expect the likes of pork crackling, chicken pie, and chocolate pudding.

"Mary Berry is returning to her first love; with more than 75 cookery books to her name, her authority in the home kitchen is beyond question, and she is the natural choice for the lead judge", the BBC said in a statement.

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Claudia added: "I am over the moon to be part of this show".

The 82-year-old will be joined by a second judge - but their identity hasn't yet been revealed.

Mary Berry has a new gig-but she isn't straying far from her roots.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says: "Home cooking has quietly become one of the nation's favourite obsessions and so there is no better place than BBC One to compete for this crown".

The comedian Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig replace Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins when Bake Of launches on Channel 4 this Autumn, with Prue Leith joining Hollywood as a judge. But, who will be Mary's judging partner?

Berry is a veteran of the cooking show scene: Not only did she steal the show on the Great British Bake Off, she also appeared in Mary Berry's Secrets From Britain's Great Houses, a historical program that introduced audiences to recipes from the houses belonging to British aristocracy, whileMary Berry Everyday let her celebrate her favorite ingredients.