Ready Steady Cook finally ended its run as the longest running cookery programme today and the Head of BBC Cooking & Baking, currently the largest department in the corporation, gave two executives 20 minutes to come up with a recipe for a new programme to replace Ready Steady Cook.
The executives were given the basic 'mystery' ingredients they were told about weeks beforehand for the new programme and it was up to them to come up with the recipe for something fresh and tasteful. The programme must involve a presenter who is not really a chef or a presenter, a couple of chefs whose restaurants you would normally avoid and contestants who can peel spuds and like to watch other people cook, all against the clock.
The first executive, a seasoned producer, presented a delicious new programme - Ready Steady Cook (Rpt). It managed to make use of all the essential ingredients for a long running daytime programme you could watch in your sleep.
The second executive, young, pretty and currently dating Bob Wheaton in order to get in front of the camera, presented a half baked idea using many ingredients not included where 15 people stand in a semi circle answering questions, then cook between rounds while trying to sell each other antiques.
Ready Weakest Flogging is set to hit our screens next week.