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Great British Bake Off hits the US

4 June 2013 Last updated at 07:50 BST

Britain's latest reality television export, making its debut this week, is The Great British Bake Off, reborn as The American Baking Competition, on the CBS network.

But is the programme going down with US foodies as successfully as it has in the UK?

The BBC's New York correspondent Matt Wells reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 4 June 2013.