Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge announced as Veteran Judge for Great British Menu 2017

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge with two of his dishes from the Great British Menu. Photo : Steve Ad

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge with two of his dishes from the Great British Menu. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

The line-up for Great British Menu 2017 has been revealed and includes Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge.

This year the BBC Two competition will celebrate 140 years of the Wimbledon Championships with a Taste of Summer theme.

Contenders will be challenged to create dishes for a banquet held in the grounds of Wimbledon.

Bainbridge, who owns Benedicts Restaurant in Norwich, will play a crucial role as a Veteran Judge in the series, which is set to air later this year.

The Norwich-based chef previously competed on the show four times, managing to win over the judges with his cooking in 2015.


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He said: 'Being asked back to Great British Menu is like a dream come true, I'm super excited, I get to be part of a show I love without all the hard work.

'Every time I entered the show, I'd say 'one day I'll be a judge on here' and slowly but surely I've managed to get there. I can't believe it.'

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