What time is the Celebrity Best Home Cook final? Host, judges, contestants and more

Ten celebrities aim to impress Mary Berry, Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin with their ultimate dishes.

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Back in January, Best Celebrity Home Cook welcomed ten celebrities into the kitchen to cook their ultimate home-cooked dinner in a bid to  win over judges Dame Mary Berry, Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin.

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Each week, the series, which follows the same format as original cookery competition Best Home Cook, pits the cooks against each other in themed challenges resulting in a new celeb leaving at the end.

With the line-up now down to just three celebs – former MP Ed Balls, reality TV star Tom Read Wilson, and journalist Rachel Johnson – the competition is on for the Celebrity Best Home Cook final.

So, who will be crowned this year’s winner? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Celebrity Best Home Cook on?

The Celebrity Best Home Cook final will air on Wednesday, February 17th at 9pm on BBC One.

Previous episodes are now available to stream on BBC  iPlayer.

How does Celebrity Best Home Cook work?

Each week, the celebs showcase their best dish for the judges, before facing Chris’s Rustle Up challenge, where the cooks have just one hour to create a dish from a surprise ingredient.

The judges then decide, based on their performance in both rounds, who is safe and who needs to prove themselves by cooking again in the Eliminator.

In the Eliminator round, the selected cooks then have to impress with one of Angela’s recipes to avoid being sent home.

Who is the host?

The Celebrity Best Home Cook competition is presented by Strictly Come Dancing’s very own Claudia Winkleman.

Who is the judge?

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Dame Mary Berry is joined on the Best Home Cook judging panel by Chris Bavin and Angela Hartnett.

Fresh produce expert Chris Bavin is known for presenting the likes of Eat Well For Less? and Food: Truth or Scare.

Michelin-star chef Angela Hartnett is on hand to help judge the creations.

Who are the celebrity contestants?

Ex-politician and broadcaster Ed Balls, reality TV star Tom Read Wilson and journalist Rachel Johnson all made it to the final of Celebrity Best Home Cook.

The other celebs in this years line-up include: Ferne McCann, Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas, comedian Desiree Burch,  TV presenter Karim Zeroual, actor Ruth Madeley, actor Shobna Gulati, and comedian Ed Byrne.

Ed Balls
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Ed Balls is former Labour MP, and Shadow Home Secretary. He made a memorable appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, partnered with professional Katya Jones, and placing sixth in the competition.

Tom Read Wilson

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Reality TV star Tom Read-Wilson is the receptionist and ‘Junior Client Coordinator’ on E4’s Celebs Go Dating. He is also an actor having starred in Jayson Bend: Queen and Country in 2013, and The Gays Days last year.

Rachel Johnson

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Rachel Johnson, sister to Prime Minister Boris, is a journalist, and has appeared on political discussion panels, including The Pledge and Question Time. In 2018, she took part on the penultimate Celebrity Big Brother.

Ferne McCann – OUT

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Former TOWIE star Ferne McCann now runs her own fitness business. The reality TV star was previously a finalist on I’m a Celebrity, and in 2016, she joined This Morning as a showbiz correspondent.

Ed Byrne – OUT

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Ed Byrne is an Irish comedian, voice over artist and actor. He has regular guest appearances on The Panel, HeadJam, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and has hosted TV shows Uncut! Best Unseen Ads and Just for Laughs.

Gareth Thomas – OUT

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Former professional rugby player Gareth Thomas has represented Wales in both rugby union and rugby league. The sporting star received praise and public support when he spoke out about being HIV Positive in a bid to raise awareness about the virus and dismantle the stigma that surrounds it.

Desiree Burch – OUT

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Desiree Burch is an American comedian and TV host, known for narrating Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle, and co-presenting Netflix’s 2019 gameshow Flinch.
Karim Zeroual – OUT
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Karim Zeroual has presented CBBC for the last six years. He came second in Strictly Come Dancing with professional Amy Dowden, being beaten to the Glitterball Trophy by Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse. Karim is also taking part on E4’s Celebs Go Dating.
Ruth Madeley – OUT
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Actress Ruth Madeley is arguably best known for her roles in BBC One’s Years and Years. The star was nominated for a BAFTA in 2016 for her performance in factual-drama Don’t Take My Baby.

Shobna Gulati – OUT

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Actress Shobna Gulati is best known for playing Anita in sitcom Dinnerladies, and Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street from  2001 to 2006. Shobna has also starred in River City and has previously appeared as a panelist on ITV’s Loose Women.

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Celebrity Best Home Cook final is on BBC One on February 17th, at 9pm. Previous episodes are available to stream on iPlayer now. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide