Best Home Cook is back! The BBC show is airing in the New Year for a brand new series along with a brand new judge!
Now, judging alongside home cooking legend Mary Berry and fruit and veg connoisseur Chris Bavin, Angela Hartnett is part of the panel.
The show features a range of cooking challenges from the ‘Ultimate’ challenge to the ‘Rustle Up’ challenge.
So, where is Best Home Cook filmed? Is it somewhere viewers can go and visit?
Where is Best Home Cook filmed?
Britain’s Best Home Cook has been running now for two years. Onto its second series in 2020, Best Home Cook sees 10 contestants live alongside each other during the eight-part competition.
The BBC series is filmed at not one, but two, locations.
The show is set in both Pinewood Studios, London as well as a Victorian mansion in Ascot, Berkshire.
The 10 contestants live together in the Ascot house, while the actual cooking challenges take place in the TV studios.
The Daily Mail describes the £4million mansion: “Hidden behind wrought-iron gates, the 5,300 sq ft mansion in Ascot, Berkshire, has its own pool and can sleep up to 28 guests.”
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Can you visit the Best Home Cook mansion?
Yes, the mansion is likely to be open to anyone who can afford to stay there. But for The Daily Mail’s reported £2,250 per night fee, it’s unlikely to be something everyone can afford to do.
The Daily Mail report that “production company Keo is thought to have negotiated a substantial discount on the price of £33,000 to rent it in January and February.”
The mansion is set within four acres of woodland and offers a swimming pool and tennis courts.
Meet the 2020 quarter-finalists: Katie
Thirty-three year old Katie Mahady almost didn’t make it through the last round, having ended up in ‘the Eliminator’ with Robin. But her custard was good enough to earn her a spot in the quarter-finals!
Katie is a supermarket supervisor from Basildon, Essex.
Robin is a 63-year-old maintenance supervisor from Bristol. You can follow her on Instagram @camperthatcooks.
Oli Mannion is a 35-year-old restaurant supervisor also from Cheshire. He hails from the small town of Nantwich.
Oli works at Gusto in Knutsford, Cheshire according to Stoke Sentinel.
Since appearing on Best Home Cook, Oli has set up his own business called Mac and Bone, which offers BBQ ribs and macaroni cheese!
Georgia Salamat has been one of the stand-out contestants on the series, despite being the youngest remaining cook. Georgia is a 24-year-old model from South West London.
You can follow Georgia on Instagram @georgiamaysalamat.
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Suzie Arbuthnot is a 36-year-old accountant and home cook from Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Check out Suzie’s cooking skills on Instagram @suziecookingthebooks.
Pharmaceutical recruit partner Sarah Woods has continually impressed on Best Home Cook. Originally from Wilmslow, Cheshire, the 42-year-old takes inspiration from her grandparents’ cookery.
Follow Sarah on IG @myhomecookeduk.
WATCH BEST HOME COOK FROM THURSDAY, JANUARY 2ND 2020 AT 8 PM ON BBC ONE.