B&B By The Sea is set in an authentic guesthouse on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland and is run by a cast of exciting new talent alongside Great British Menu’s chef Alex Greene.
Each episode will see a different celebrity guest, all with strong connections to the coast, stay at the B&B, each taking a personal journey of discovery and reflection as they make the most of the region’s produce and the restorative location. Celebrities booked into the B&B so far include Richard Blackwood, Linford Christie, Fred Sirieix and Deborah Meaden.
Together with chef Alex Greene and the B&B team, they explore the surrounding regions and local ingredients, before returning to the B&B’s kitchen to transform them into dishes that audiences will be keen to try at home.
B&B By The Sea (15x30 episodes) is made by Afro-Mic Productions with support from Northern Ireland Screen. It will be available on BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC Two and on BBC iPlayer.
Carla-Maria Lawson, Outgoing Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak said: “B&B By The Sea and Hope Street are further examples of Daytime’s commitment to work more closely with our colleagues across the UK, bringing authentic representation to screen and strengthening our relationships with suppliers across the nations.”
Eddie Doyle, Head of Content Commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland, says: “I’m thrilled that B&B By The Sea has been announced which promises to show off the beautiful coast of Northern Ireland. In the series we will see a different side to some of our favourite celebrities all while they explore the local area of Castlerock, its food and tourism. These co-commissions between BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Daytime demonstrate our continued commitment to reflect audiences across the UK.”
B&B By The Sea is supported by Northern Ireland Screen and have been commissioned as a result of the successful partnership between the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen.