BBC Two recommissions ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ with new line-up

BBC Two has announced a recommission of the competitive food series ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’, with a refreshed format and new presenting and judging team.

The first series closed with an audience of two million viewers last November after a 12-week run. It was presented by Zoe Ball and Nadiya Hussein, with Giorgio Locatelli and Rosemary Schrager as judges.

The new 14-episode series will return to BBC Two in a new time slot of 7pm. Angellica Bell and Tommy Banks will both run the show and judge the competition.

TV and radio presenter Angellica is best known for her roles on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ and for winning the 2017 series of ‘Celebrity MasterChef’.

Tommy Banks is a Michelin-starred chef and ‘Great British Menu’ winner. He owns restaurant The Black Swan at Oldstead in North Yorkshire, which was rated the best in the world in the 2017 TripAdvisor Awards.

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland said: “‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ is a celebration of the role of mealtimes in family lives across the UK, and I’m so pleased that we’re bringing it back to the channel.

“The new timeslot and changes to the format mean we will be a welcoming a new team to take the helm. I’d like to thank Zoe, Nadiya, Giorgio and Rosemary for their great work on series one.”

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