The Big Family Cooking Showdown will air on BBC Two with some familar faces.
Nadiya Hussain, Great British Bake Off winner of 2015.
Coming soon to BBC Two, The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a major new competitive food show that celebrates favourite family recipes, meeting a diverse variety of home cooks from across Britain over the twelve part competition. – BBC
Presented by Zoe Ball and Nadiya Hussain, the series will delve into kitchens up and down the country, showcasing family food that creates the heart within the home and brings generations together.
In search of Britain’s best family of cooks, judging their efforts are renowned cookery teacher Rosemary Shrager and top Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli. The two judges will set challenges in both the studio kitchen and home kitchens, whittling down the 16 teams of cooks over eight heats, three semi-finals and one grand final.
In each episode, two families represented by three family members will go head to head, tested by these three challenging rounds. The first is a modern twist on the old Ready, Steady, Cook idea of making a meal on limited funds. The £10 Challenge will showcase the very best the teams can do to feed 4 with a budget of £10, in 1hr 15 minutes. The second round, Home Visits Challenge, will see both families cook a main course and a dessert for Rosemary and Giorgio in their own homes in 90 minutes. The final part entitled Impress The Neighbours Challenge sees both families return to the studio for the deciding round, creating a starter and a main course in 2hrs 15 minutes.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown will run in hour-long slots over twelve editions. No broadcast date has yet been set by the beeb. The Great British Bake Off, produced by Love Productions, has been lured over to Channel 4 from the BBC in a big-money move which sees only one of the original BBC Bake Off four – Paul Hollywood – remaining with the baking contest. Expert Mary Berry, along with hosts Mel and Sue have stayed loyal to the corporation and in return have reaped rewards of numerous new series, including Mel and Sue taking on iconic family game show The Generation Game.