Matt Tebbutt’s new role revealed after Saturday Kitchen success: ‘I am really excited’

Saturday Kitchen is one of the few BBC shows managing to continue broadcasting live as normal amid the recent spread of COVID-19. Now, host Matt Tebbutt has teamed up with journalist and author of Tin Can Cook, Jack Monroe, to guide viewers through how to whip up some treats in the kitchen with limited resources in a brand-new show. 

The outbreak of coronavirus has put a stop to many live TV programmes across the UK’s major channels. 

As the spread of the virus continues, broadcasters have been coming up with new initiatives to keep output as normal as possible. 

The BBC today announced a new venture to help guide viewers through the current lockdown situation. 

Host of Saturday Kitchen Matt will be joined by Jack Monroe for a brand-new cookery show set to air later this month.


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Filmed in the familiar setting of the Saturday Kitchen set, the series named Daily Kitchen Live has been commissioned to air in the middle of April.

The pair will be on hand to provide inspiration to viewers at home who are struggling with cooking with more limited food resources. 

Initially, when the number of coronavirus cases began to rise many citizens across the nation flocked to supermarkets to stock up on groceries. 

However, many soon found their favourite shops were running out of products and Matt and Jack will help offer up solutions to keep viewers well-fed on a budget. 

Now, the presenting duo will go out of their way to produce healthy, wholesome and accessible meals in each episode, with ingredients viewers are easily able to get their hands on.

The new cookery show, entitled Daily Kitchen Live, will hook up with the Food Heroes who are stepping up to the plate to help others and will celebrate everyone in the food chain, doing their best to keep the nation fed.

The show, which begins on Monday, April 13 will air every weekday for two weeks at 10am to provide some morning entertainment and advice.

BBC have confirmed they will be adhering to social distancing rules on and off screen throughout the programme’s run.

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Matt, who took over hosting duties of the Saturday morning show in 2016, said: “I am really excited to be hosting this new show for the BBC. 

“It’s going to be a great way to share some fun each morning with the viewers, while also sharing our ideas for quick and simple recipes that will get the whole family cooking.”

He will be joined by Jack, who is well-known for her commitment to budget cooking as she helps fans and followers cook up tasty food for less. 

Jack added: “The way some of us cook has changed dramatically over the last few weeks, and rustling up nutritious, no-nonsense dinners in the current climate can be a challenge – but it’s incredibly important! 


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“I’ll be giving simple ingredient swaps, conjuring up recipes from whatever you may have in your cupboard and taking questions from viewers. I can’t wait to get started!”

Daily Kitchen Live will allow those at home to send in their questions and offer up their own advice and tips which could help those around the nation.

Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak says: “Through Daily Kitchen Live, viewers will be able to tool themselves up with the knowledge they need to adapt to the challenges of isolation.  

“Our talented experts will not only be dishing up healthy and achievable meal options but will be a calming and cheering company when we need it most.”

Daily Kitchen Live will air each weekday at 10am on BBC One for two weeks from Monday, April 13.

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