Transmission date announced for The Big Family Cooking Showdown

The first episode of BBC2’s new cookery competition ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ will air on Tuesday August 15 at 8pm, according to the TV and radio listings guide Radio Times.

Presented by 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and Zoe Ball, the 12-part series will delve into kitchens across the country in search of Britain’s best family of cooks.

Judging the contestants’ efforts are cookery teacher Rosemary Shrager and Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli. The pair will set challenges in both the studio kitchen and home kitchens, whittling down 16 teams of cooks over eight heats, three semi-finals and one grand finale.

In each episode, two families (represented by three family members) will go head to head, tested by three rounds.

In the ‘£10 Challenge’, the teams must showcase their best effort to feed four with a budget of £10, within one hour and 15 minutes. In the ‘Home Visits Challenge’, the teams must cook a main course and a dessert within 90 minutes. In the ‘Impress The Neighbours Challenge’, the teams must create a starter and a main course within two hours and 15 minutes.


‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ team (l-r): Giorgio Locatelli, Nadiya Hussain, Zoe Ball and Rosemary Shrager

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