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Britain’s Top Takeaways: where in Manchester is BBC show filmed, who are hosts Sara Cox and Darren Harriott?

Each episode will see a new type of takeaway dish take centre stage

A new show celebrating the best of Britain’s takeaways is coming to Manchester, and it is set to be a show to satisfy the taste buds.

‘Britain’s Top Takeaways’ airs on BBC 2 tonight, and ahead of the show here’s all you need to know including who are the presenters and where in Manchester it is hosted.

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What is ‘Britain’s Top Takeaway’?

Celebrating Britain’s booming home delivery scene, each episode follows five takeaways from the same sector, in a contest judged by families from the comfort of their dinner table or sofa.

Featuring the ultimate guilty pleasure grub from fish and chips to burgers, noodles, pizzas, Indian, fried chicken, kebabs and Mexican; there’s plenty to make your mouth water.

Who are the hosts of the show?

Broadcaster and presenter Sara Cox presents the show, which will take place not too far away from where she was born.

Cox, who was born in Bolton, has hosted the BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show since 2019.

This won’t be her first television presenting role, having previously presented  The Great Pottery Throw Down, Too Much TV, and Back in Time for...

Comedian Darren Harriott will join host Sara Cox in celebration of Britain’s booming home delivery scene which will see five takeaways from the same sector across the UK compete each week.

Each order is biked to households in and around Manchester for the ultimate customer critique, before the scores reveal each episode’s Top Takeaway.

Darren who has appeared on numerous TV panel shows including Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats and The Last Leg said: “If there’s two things I love it’s takeaways and families, except at around 3pm on Christmas Day with all the relatives fighting over the remote control and that’s when I’ll be dreaming of ordering in a meal for one.

“Working on such a unique, fun show with the legendary Sara Cox and getting to know all the families was a personal highlight, I can’t wait for everyone at home to meet them.”

Where is the show filmed?

These award winning, highly rated and innovative takeaway chefs come from all over the UK and now they are going head-to-head in an epic pop-up takeaway kitchen HQ, in a former foundry in the heart of Manchester.

Are there any families from Manchester taking part?

Two families taking part as tasters/judges have connections to manchester, here’s some information about them both

The Spencers

Anya, Vivian, Joshua, Elias and twins, Ella and Eden

Originally from Manchester, Vivian grew up in Bedford and has known Anya since they were four years old as their families had always been close.

Anya started life in Northampton and married Vivian 15 years ago. The whole family recently returned to Manchester after living in California where Vivian worked for a digital marketing agency.

The Baileys

Keith and Linda Bailey

Manchester born and bred Keith and Linda are now retired and enjoying their time as grandparents.

They like to go out for long nature walks and Keith will find his way to the pub if he thinks he can get away with it. Both were independent retailers when they met and realised they had mutual friends.

Linda and Keith married 15 years ago. Keith started life as a casino croupier in the 70’s and admits that he is a frustrated pub quizzer.

He now loves to watch football and cricket while Linda is happy with a paintbrush in her hand. Linda has also taken up swimming, something she had never learnt to do.

What time is the programme on?

‘Britain’s Top Takeaway’ airs at 8pm tonight on BBC 2