Celebrity Best Home Cook – 26 January 2021 – 26/1/2021 – Tuesday – BBC

Series 1 Episode 1 of 8

The search for the first ever Celebrity Best Home Cook begins. Ten celebrities enter the Best Home Cook kitchen with one goal – to win! They may be stars in their own worlds but now only one thing counts – can they cook?

The brave celebrities battling it out are: reality TV star Ferne McCann, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas, comedian Desiree Burch, ex-politician and broadcaster Ed Balls, TV presenter Karim Zeroual, actor Ruth Madeley, reality TV star Tom Read Wilson, actor Shobna Gulati, comedian Ed Byrne and journalist Rachel Johnson.

This week, Mary wants to know what home cooking means to them, so she challenges them to produce their ultimate home-cooked dinner. With all the cooks showcasing their talents for the first time, we see a range of different dishes and skills, from comforting macaroni cheese and lasagnes to spicy, fragrant curries and ambitious Mexican taco feasts. At the end of this round, the judges each pick their personal favourites.

The next day the celebrity cooks return to the kitchen to face Chris’s Rustle Up challenge, where the cooks have just one hour to rustle up a dish from a surprise ingredient. The celebrities are all very anxious to find out what ingredient is concealed in Chris’s brown paper bag. With no notes, no recipe books and only a limited selection of other ingredients they have to create a dish that will impress the judges enough to keep them out of the Eliminator. After a fraught and frantic hour, the judges give their verdict on ten very different dishes. The judges must then decide, based on the cooks’ performance in both rounds, who is safe and who needs to prove themselves by cooking again in the Eliminator.

The first Eliminator is no mean feat. Angela’s recipes may sound simple, but with the cooks now cooking to stay in the competition, even the smallest error could see them sent home. With the judges out of the way, the safe cooks watch on. At the end of this round, the judges taste all the dishes not knowing who made which, and they agree which is the weakest dish. With that decision made all the cooks return to the kitchen and everyone learns at the same time which cook is leaving the competition. Ten celebrity cooks become nine.

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About Celebrity Best Home Cook

Ten famous faces are challenged to serve up tasty home-cooked food.

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