IT was branded “a turkey” by viewers this year.
“It’s exciting to be growing a new cooking show”
But last night the BBC decided to give everyone second helpings. The show was tipped to be the Beeb’s replacement for The Great British Bake Off, which it lost to Channel 4 last year.
There were high hopes it would be a hit with Mary Berry as a judge and Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman as the host. The aim was to find the best amateur cook who could rustle up simple unfussy dishes that anyone at home could copy.
But only 2.9million tuned into the first episode in May. Critics said it looked like the BBC “had thrown a handful of existing hits into a blender, then poured the resultant mush on to our screens”.
Despite the backlash, the show will return next year with Mary and Claudia on board and chef Dan Doherty and produce expert Chris Bavin back as judges.
BBC content director Charlotte Moore said: “It’s exciting to be growing a new cooking show.”
Would you Adam and Eve… and Eve it? Danny Dyer will no doubt have lots to say tonight when – for the first time ever on a reality show – he meets a thrupple.
The cast of MTV’s True Love Or True Lies are in for a shock when Tom arrives with his wife Cathy and also girlfriend Nicole in tow.
After he married Cathy and had a baby, Tom suggested they have an open relationship and so when she bumped into Nicole at a work function, she invited her home.
But are they for real or are they faking it?
Katie price my crazy life
Katie Price dodged bankruptcy last week after promising to come up with a plan to pay off her debts.
Well, she might have found just the answer.
On My Crazy Life – tonight on Quest Red at 10pm – she discovers her old 1050cc breast implants which she tried to flog on eBay two years ago for £1million.
Maybe it’s time to relist them.
It looks like Noel Fielding has lost his crown as the show’s rebel to Prue Leith.
The TV judge, 78, is far naughtier than the kooky unpredictable comic.
Behind the scenes, the restaurateur wore an apron emblazoned with the words “What Would Mary Do” referring to ex-judge Mary Berry.
She revealed: “I thought it would be hilarious. Then I was told to take it off.”
A dozy Parker
Last year Newcastle chef Danny Parker wore a pair of lucky socks in the hope it would help him win BBC’s Great British Menu.
Sadly, they didn’t work as he got booted out at the regional heat stage.
So after re-applying for the new series – starting tonight on BBC Two at 7.30pm – Danny, left, ditched them.
He revealed: “I’ve been meditating instead.”