Britain’s Top Takeaways battle it out in new BBC Two show – all you need to know

Britain's Top Takeaways start date and hosts

Britain’s Top Takeaways will go head to head in a new BBC Two show.

Sara Cox will host the new eight-part series alongside comedian Darren Harriot.

The show will see some of the UK’s best-loved independent takeaways battling it out in a fast-food showdown that crowns a different winner each week.

Each stand-alone episode will feature five takeaways from the same sector who will compete in the specially built ‘Top Takeaway Kitchen’.

They’ll have to cook up their best takeaway meals which will then be sent to local households who will decide that episode’s winner.

The BBC add: “Each takeaway brings a delicious curated menu featuring a classic dish, chef’s special, vegetarian option and sides.

“Our families and friends choose dishes from the five menus but the takeaways have no idea when or what they’ll order. It’s a fast and furious service!

“As soon the food is ready, it’s raced to the door of the people who ordered it who critique the dishes they’ve chosen.

“There’s no let up for the takeaway teams as the next order comes in, and at the end of a frenetic night, they finally collapse while they wait for the final scores – to see if their business can triumph as that episode’s Top Takeaway.”

Britain’s Top Takeaways begins on Monday, 9 May 2022 at 8PM on BBC Two and iPlayer. Episodes will continue nightly throughout the week.

Sara Cox commented: “When I first heard about this show they had me at takeaway! Especially in recent times, the takeaway has become something of an event in our house. We look forward to burgers, noodles, curry – all delicious and delivered to our front door.

“I’m thrilled to be celebrating the takeaway and finding the very best in Britain, and if that means eating all the left over chips and putting on half a stone, so be it.”

Darren Harriott added: “If there’s two things I love it’s takeaways and families, except at around 3pm on Christmas Day with all the relatives fighting over the remote control and that’s when I’ll be dreaming of ordering in a meal for one.

“Working on such a unique, fun show with the legendary Sara Cox and getting to know all the families was a personal highlight, I can’t wait for everyone at home to meet them.”

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