Mary Berry’s Best Home Cook TV show is set to be cut after the production company that did it goes bankrupt.
While a famous version of the program aired in February, the original edition was last on screens in January 2020, and BBC bosses had suspended the series’ return to service before KEO disappeared. Films this year.
A source told the Mirror: ‘It seems to have been put on pasture. There has been talk of relaunching the celebrity version, but there is still no word – we don’t have much hope.
End of the road: Mary Berry’s Best Home Cook TV show is ready for the chop after the production company that made it goes bankrupt
KEO FIlms, the company co-founded by River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley, 56, closed its doors this summer with huge debts.
The company, also known for producing shows Once Upon a Time in Iraq and Exodus: Escape to Europe, came up with Best Home Cook after the BBC lost the rights to Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 in 2016.
The first series of the competitive cooking show Best Home Cook aired on BBC One in May 2018 and has been distributed internationally by Endemol Shine Group.
Stars of the screen: The show was hosted by Claudia Winkleman, 49, and originally starred judges Mary Berry, 86, Chris Bavin, 41, and Dan Doherty, 34.
The show was hosted by Claudia Winkleman, 49, and starred judges Mary Berry, 86, Chris Bavin, 41, Angela Hartnett, 53, and Dan Doherty, 34.
Angela joined the show for series two after Dan was dumped when allegations of sexual harassment were brought against him.
MailOnline has contacted the BBC for comment.
The BBC ordered a new series of Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts earlier this month, with the show seeing Mary helping novice cooks familiarize themselves with cooking with the help of two celebrities.
Meanwhile, it recently emerged that Mary has been doing well since leaving the Great British Bake Off, having turned down a huge pay raise to move on with the show on Channel 4.
The TV chef and cooking author is said to work “nearly £ 20million” from his TV shows, book offerings and kitchen products.
Out: The TV chef and cooking author (bottom left) turned down a huge pay rise to stay with Great British Bake Off after switching networks from BBC One to Channel 4 after seven years in 2016
Mary’s loyalty to stay with the BBC has certainly paid off, with Mary hosting a number of shows for the station including Mary Berry’s Simple Home Comforts, Mary Berry Everyday, and Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets.
She has also produced three cookbooks since her Bake Off days, while also launching a line of cakes and an app called In Mary We Trust.
With her fingers in so many pies, it’s no wonder Mary’s profits have soared, with The sun reporting that accounts filed with Companies House reveal that Mary’s company, Mary Berry Ltd, made a net profit of £ 1.3million in 2020.
While the books with Mary Berry Merchandising report a total of £ 417,980 for 2020.
The publication reports that while Mary was worth £ 15million three years ago, she took in an extra £ 660,000 salary from the BBC.
As she supplemented her income with bestselling cookbooks, food lines and merchandise, increasing her wealth to £ 19.6million.
Quids in: Mary’s profits soared recently, The Sun reporting that accounts filed with Companies House reveal Mary’s company made a net profit of £ 1.3million in 2020