NAKED Grocer Chris Bavin has worked in the market of fruit and veg for an incredible 18 years.
Here is what you need to know about the food expert, who is judginig alongside Mary Berry on the BBC cooking show Britain’s Best Home Cook…
Who is Chris Bavin?
Greengrocer Chris has made his living importing and selling fresh produce to wholesale markets across the UK.
In 2009, he and wife Millie Bavin opened their own high street greengrocers The Naked Grocer, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
Millie previously worked as a fashion buyer and costume designer for film and TV – and is currently studying for a diploma in diet and nutrition.
The Naked Grocer was a finalist for the Independent Retailer Of The Year Award three times, winning the accolade two years in a row.
The parents closed the doors to their shop in 2015, to focus on direct home and office deliveries from a farm in Sunbury.
Their products include milk, eggs, fresh fruit and salad boxes, as well as soup ingredients, juicing ingredients, jars of Cobham honey and weaning boxes.
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What TV programmes has Chris Bavin been in?
Since 2013, Chris has co-presented Eat Well For Less? alongside MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace.
The show helps families across Britain reduce their shopping budgets without compromising on quality.
In one episode, the TV presenters helped a mum who was cooking THREE different meals a night slash her annual food spend by £4,000.
Another family HALVED their food bill, saving £6,500-a-year, thanks to Gregg and Chris.
Chris has also presented Food: Truth Or Scare, with Gloria Hunniford, since 2016, and Tomorrow’s Food, with Dara O Briain, Angela Hartnett and Dr Shini Somara.
He is currently writing a cookbook, while a number of his recipes are available on the BBC Food website.
He also presented BBC Two’s Britain In Bloom contest in April.
When is Britain’s Best Home Cook on BBC One?
An official release date for the second series of Britain’s Best Home Cook hasn’t been revealed just yet.
But we do know that the show is expected to start filming scenes for the new season on August 31.
So, it’s very likely that fans can expect BBHC to be back on their TV screens by the year’s end.
And not to be mistaken with The Big Family Cooking Showdown, this cooking show aims to find “the best of ordinary British cuisine”.
Fans can once again expect to see “the real-life expertise of truly great home cooks” being tested through brutal challenges.
The show has been devised to “celebrate the food people make for their loved ones every single day”.
Ten contestants will be expected take part in the series and will have to turn out perfect versions of traditional recipes, as well as putting their own twist on them.