The Big Family Cooking Showdown: Meet tonight’s families

The Big Family Cooking Showdown continues tonight on BBC Two in its new Thursday night slot.


The show has moved from Tuesdays to Thursdays to avoid former BBC series Great British Bake Off which now airs on Channel 4.

Tonight, it’s the second semi-final and three families face three demanding, new challenges: What’s In The Fridge? Perfect Puddings and Nation’s Favourite With A Twist.

Returning to the studio kitchen this week are the Kings, the Gangotras and the Buoys, all hoping to impress judges Rosemary and Giorgio enough for a place in the Cooking Showdown final.

Unlike previous rounds, the competing families who have made it this far in the competition don’t know what lies ahead of them as they go head to head for a place in the final.

Tempers are running high. The Kings’ Dad, Mark, might be wearing ‘lucky pants’ but he can’t escape the wrath of daughter Jackie when he claims credit for the jam she makes for the bakewell tart. Over in the Buoys’ corner, Rosemary’s on the war path about the Buoys’ fish and chips with a twist.

Which family will impress judges Giorgio and Rosemary enough to go through?

The Big Family Cooking Showdown airs tonight on BBC Two, 19 October at 8pm to 9pm.