Great British Menu unveils new judging panel featuring Tom Kerridge and Nisha Katona

By James McAllister

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Great British Menu has confirmed a new judging panel for the next series that will include chefs Tom Kerridge and Nisha Katona, and Off Menu podcast host Ed Gamble.

The BBC Two show will begin filming for its thirteenth series this autumn, with the three new judges joining returning host Andi Oliver to judge heats across the UK.

Chefs from across the UK will battle it out for the chance to cook at a banquet that, in the year of the BBC’s centenary, will celebrate British creativity through 100 years of television broadcasting.

“I am so thrilled to be judging Great British Menu​, it holds such a special place in my heart having cooked at the banquet twice," says Kerridge.

"I’ve been through it, I know the pressure, the highs and the lows, which is what makes it such a brilliant competition and a great show. I can’t wait to meet the chefs and see some of the UK’s finest talent shine."

Long running judges Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort will leave the programme, as will Rachel Khoo who featured as a judge in the most recent series to air.

“What an absolutely delicious privilege it is to make the ranks of judge on the Great British Menu​," says Katona, who owns Indian street food group Mowgli.

"As a chef with restaurants across the country I have always been so invested in the sublime skills of our culinary regions. Their virtuosity and artistry has always blown me away and to join the happy GBM​ tribe is nothing less than a dream come true."

Great British Menu​ will air on BBC Two in early 2022.

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