Tom Kerridge to help struggling pubs for BBC TWO

Tom Kerridge

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge is to front an uplifting new series for BBC TWO helping to save Britain’s pubs – one local at a time. Across four episodes, he will champion a national grassroots pub revival as he immerses himself in the fortunes of four struggling pubs. Working alongside each pub’s staff and the local community, Tom will lend his extensive experience of the industry and his passion for pubs in the fight to save their treasured local.

However, there is no guarantee of success. Last year nearly 1,000 pubs in Britain closed down.  And between 2001 and 2018 an estimated 13,000 called ‘last orders’ for good.

But Tom believes that the British pub is an important part of our national culture and a valuable asset to many local communities, which is why he is on a mission to connect with pubs across the country to revive and protect them. Working with communities and passionate individuals who are determined to save their locals from closure, Tom will need to come up with fresh ideas in order to balance the books and provide new motivation to discouraged landlords.

Tom has built a successful business by reinventing what a pub can be in the 21st century. He’s elevated pub food to Michelin-star standards at two premises, launched a festival around pub grub and converted one local into a butchers by day and a pub by night.  He knows how to combine the best traditions of the local pub with forward-thinking business ideas, tapping into our national affection for pubs whilst acknowledging a pub needs to provide locals with so much more than beer and peanuts.

Lose Weight and Get Fit with Tom Kerridge

Lose Weight and Get Fit with Tom Kerridge

Chef Tom Kerridge will be back on BBC TWO in January 2020 with an exciting new series packed with healthy recipes and fitness advice. It’s firmly targeted at those of us who’ll be looking for a New Year’s resolution after over-indulging at Christmas.

In two previous New Year series for the channel, Tom inspired the nation to diet (Lose Weight for Good) and embrace proper home cooking (Fresh Start). Now he’s turning up the heat with both weight loss and exercise. And this time it’s personal for the celebrity chef.

“I lost a load of weight a few years ago but lately I’ve seen it creeping back up. And I’m not as fit as I want to be at my age. So I’ve set myself and a gang of volunteers a challenge – to lose weight and get fit together,” explains Tom.

Tom and his gang of 11 volunteers have just two months to shed the pounds, get fit and transform their cooking and exercise habits for good. And this time round, Tom faces his stiffest challenge yet; himself…