The search for the first ever Celebrity Best Home Cook begins.
The ten celebrities battling it out are: reality TV star Ferne McCann; broadcaster and former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls; Don’t Take My Baby and Years And Years actor, Ruth Madeley; Celebs Go Dating’s Tom Read Wilson; Coronation Street and Doctor Who actor Shobna Gulati; CBBC presenter and Strictly contestant Karim Zeroual; journalist and presenter Rachel Johnson; comedian and presenter Ed Byrne; comedian and writer Desiree Burch; and former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas.
The trio of judges putting them through their culinary paces are the queen of home cooking Dame Mary Berry, Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett and fruit & veg expert Chris Bavin. On hand. with plenty of socially-distanced support and encouragement, is presenter Claudia Winkleman, who hosts with her usual dose of wit and warmth.
Each week the celebrity cooks are faced with two challenges, starting with Mary’s Ultimate round, where contestants produce their tried and tested food for special occasions. Up next it’s Chris’s Rustle Up challenge - one surprise 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, where the cooks must follow one of Angela’s recipes, perfectly. The Eliminator is judged blind, and the cook making the weakest version of the dish will be sent home. Judges will not know which cook has cooked which dish until they’ve made their decision.