She may have treated us to some mouth-watering recipes recently in Classic Mary Berry, but viewers couldn’t be happier seeing the TV chef back on screens again for BBC1’s Britain’s Best Home Cook.
The new cookery competition, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, sees 10 amateur cooks move into a shared house and compete in a series of weekly challenges designed to impress Berry and co-judges chef Dan Doherty and produce expert Chris Bavin.
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This set-up cooked up an instantly likeable duo in the form of Berry and Winkleman…
Already loving this.
Claudia and Mary Berry. Best combo ever. #britainsbesthomecook
— Jane Callaghan ???? ???????????????????????????????????????????? (@JaneEMCallaghan) May 3, 2018
Claudia and Bez. What a great team #britainsbesthomecook
— Hannah (@hannah__bryan) May 3, 2018
Loving Claudia & Mary. #britainsbesthomecook
— Rob Vinke (@vinke_rob) May 3, 2018
It wasn’t long before Berry stole the show with a Bake Off-style innuendo about “banging some nuts in”, before delivering the line, “I would prefer to have one dish that showcased nuts.”
Mary Berry: "I would prefer to have one dish that showcased nuts."
— Chris "the fascists are back, Ted" McCray (@cjjmccray) May 3, 2018
Banging some nuts in ???? #BritainsBestHomeCook
— Sabz (@SabsGhani) May 3, 2018
— Benjamin (@screwlabour) May 3, 2018
Inevitably, everyone at home was measuring up Best Home Cook with Bake Off.
— Kerry (@kerrylbrain1) May 3, 2018
#Britainsbesthomecook Well blow me, it's just like the original Great British Bake Off, even the music they play is the same. I like it 🙂
— SnappyscrappyDesigns (@snappyscrappy) May 3, 2018
— Rachel Kleimunt ???? (@Rachel_Kleimunt) May 3, 2018
They've more or less given The Bake Off back to Mary #BritainsBestHomeCook
— Karrie (@KarrieKubs) May 3, 2018
And although many thought Britain’s Best Home Cook was simply a strange mishmash of existing TV shows…
Conceived in the Mary Berry pod from W1A #britainsbesthomecook is the Apprentice crossed with Strictly crossed with Bake Off and a bit of Masterchef. The lovely Clare Balding wasn't available. Fun though. @BBC
— David Loughlin (@daloughlin) May 3, 2018
This programme is confusing me. It’s like the lovechild of Masterchef and Bake Off, with a hint of Strictly thrown in for good measure. #BritainsBestHomeCook
— Aysha (@AyshaWeir) May 3, 2018
#britainsbesthomecook "how can we make this less like masterchef?" "I know let's put them in the big brother house"
— Laura (@_sadz95) May 3, 2018
… most agreed Mary Berry transformed it into an appetising watch.
— Graham (@grahamandrews81) May 3, 2018
Not loving the Big Brother House style format or the cheap looking set but staying with it cos, you know, Mary Berry ???? #BritainsBestHomeCook
— AbandonedBear (@AbandonedBear) May 3, 2018
Britain’s Best Home Cook is on Thursdays at 8pm on BBC1