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Britain's Best Home Cook, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, will not be returning to BBC One for another series.

The format saw ten talented home cooks embark on the ultimate immersive cooking competition, living together in a shared house and competing against each other whilst the trio of judges look on and put their cooking prowess to the test.

Each week the cooks are faced with two challenges, starting with Mary’s Ultimate round, where the contestants produce their tried and tested food for special occasions.

Up next, it’s Chris’s incredibly difficult Rustle Up challenge - one star ingredient and one hour to create a mid-week masterpiece. Those who haven’t impressed enough across these two challenges will be picked to take part in Angela’s dreaded Eliminator challenge.

A source told The Sun: "This will be a big disappointment to Mary, as this was a primetime alternative to Bake Off and saw her take another high-profile role. But it’s fair to say it never gained the same audience in a market already saturated with cookery programmes...

"Mary remains a much- loved figure among the public and is well respected among bosses at the Beeb. But this didn’t turn out to be the right vehicle for her."

A BBC spokesperson told The Sun: "Sometimes we have to make hard decisions to make way for new shows, so currently there are no plans to bring back Best Home Cook."

The series most recently aired a Celebrity edition in 2021, proceeded by two civilian editions from 2018.


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