Manford films pilot for new BBC One cookery show

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by Simon Austin

Salford-born comic Jason Manford has piloted a cookery gameshow that could replace Bake Off on BBC One, according to website Chortle.

Manford was joined on the pilot by celebrity chef Monica Galetti, who currently hosts BBC Two's Amazing Hotel with Giles Coren.

Manford posted a picture of himself with chef Monica Galetti on Twitter, writing: 'Spending the day with @MGalleti01 in Lisbon, Portugal! I've had worse days!'

Galetti currently hosts BBC Two's Amazing Hotel with Giles Coren.

My Mum Cooks Better Than Yours is based on a Portuguese primetime show called A Minha Mãe Cozinha Melhor Que a Tua, which features two family members cooking the family's best-loved recipe against the clock.

My Mum’s producer is Harry Hill's Tea Time's Russell Balkind and the commissioner is Ruby Kuraishe for the BBC, according to Chortle. The BBC is trying to find a replacement for The Great British Bake Off after losing it to Channel 4.

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