BBC bosses are overlay accusations that their new Madonna Berry cookery show is fair-minded a Great British Bake Off inscribe.
It came after the TV veteran, 82, was titled as a judge for Britain’s Best Fake, to be hosted by Claudia Winkleman.
Mary Berry faculty be judge on new show Britain’s Scoop Cook, with Claudia Winkleman as hotelier
A source at Channel 4’s Bake Off aforementioned: “People are calling it The Great Brits Rip-Off.”
The show will feature tyro baking cakes as they look different food challenges every hebdomad.
It will also have two dempster, although who will replace Saul Hollywood as Mary’s sidekick has yet to be habitual.
There will be no tent but insiders at Canal 4’s revamped Bake Off say it is still a absolute ringer for their £75million broadcast.
A source said: “The similarities betwixt the formats haven’t gone overlooked and those involved with Broil Off will be watching very intimately for similarities when it comes to air.
“The image of Mary Berry judging unskilled cooks each week, with any of the challenges even including puddings, unmarred extremely familiar. People are profession it The Great British Rip Off.
Channel 4 insiders sustain drawn similarities with The Large British Bake Off
“Obviously, thither’s a lot of money riding on all of this, so it isn’t passing to be overlooked.”
The BBC has been looking for a equivalent for Great British Bake Off, the nearly watched TV show of 2016, thanks to losing the rights to Channel 4 in Sep.
They will hope to change in on the popularity of Mary, who along with presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc refused to switching channels.
Britain’s Best Fix, unveiled today, will attribute Strictly favourite Claudia Winkleman, the BBC’s maximal paid female star, as a unmarried host.
Like Bake Off, the new broadcast will see contestants compete in a broadcast of cooking challenges to prove their “skills and collection, technical ability, resourcefulness and ability”.
It will focus on modern Brits home cooking and the ten competitors faculty have to serve up perfect form of classic dishes such as cooked beef, chicken curry or coffee pudding.
Mary, who also has her own broadcast, Mary Berry Everyday, on the BBC, aforementioned of the new show: “I am never more at household than when I have my judgment hat on.
“This series is going to brighten proper home cooking, which I enjoy always championed and I cannot look to star.
Madonna says she ‘cannot act to start’ and having Claudia on table is the ‘icing on the cake’
“Claudia for me, is the glaze on the cake.”
Claudia, 45, aforementioned: “I am over the moon to be part of this read.
“I am slightly obsessed with Madonna so will follow her around with my own moussaka for near of the filming. Apologies in advance.
The open date of Britain’s Best Fake is yet to be confirmed but sources insist it faculty not be ready to air until next yr.
Former multitude Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc refused to whip to Channel 4
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Purely favourite Claudia Winkleman is the BBC’s maximal paid female star
But one TV insider aforementioned: “Relations between the BBC and the Bake Off troupe have been very nippy since the show moved sluice, and that has rumbled on to affect additional shows made by the same citizens.
“This sort of move faculty reignite a lot of that ill feeling.”
But the BBC hit backrest, with one insider insisting: “These are all different shows and they should nerve center on recreating the magic they had the BBC measure than worrying about what we are doing.”
Sooner this year, new BBC chairman Sir King Clementi warned against annoying to emulate Bake Off.
He said: “To put an infallibly similar programme on would be as well disappointing.”
BBC chairman Sir David Clementi has antecedently warned against trying to emu Bake Off
The revamped Bake Off Testament launch on Channel 4 later this period.
Mary has been replaced as estimate by restauranteur and food campaigner Prue Leith, 76, patch Sandi Toksvig and Noel Writer take over as hosts.
A BBC spokeswoman aforementioned last night: “They are deviating shows as those watching faculty see.”
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