Celebrities and chefs confirmed for ITV’s Cooking With The Stars
Produced by South Shore and co-funded with Marks & Spencer
Griff Rhys-Jones, Strictly’s head judge Shirley Ballas, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy, performer and presenter Denise Van Outen, actress Catherine Tyldesley, McFly’s Harry Judd, comedian and actor Johnny Vegas and TV presenter AJ Odudu all confirmed
Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen
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Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen the brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.
Airing this Summer on ITV and the ITV Hub, the eight celebrities who will be putting on their aprons and heading to the kitchen are comedian and actor Griff Rhys-Jones, Strictly’s head judge Shirley Ballas, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy, performer and presenter Denise Van Outen, actress Catherine Tyldesley, McFly’s Harry Judd, comedian and actor Johnny Vegas and TV presenter AJ Odudu.
Across a series of exciting cooking battles, the celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce delicious dishes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. The bottom two will then have to fight for their place in the competition, creating a dish without any help from their mentor. The result of this eliminator will be decided by a blind tasting judgement from the professional chefs. Unaware of whose food they are tasting, the greatest supporter could swiftly and unwittingly become the worst critic and vote for their protege to leave the competition.
The professional chefs who are taking on the challenge are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, food writer and restaurant owner Nisha Katona, culinary expert and regular chef on This Morning Joseph Denison Carey, Michelin starred chef and author Mark Sargeant, chef director Jack Stein, Korean food expert and TV chef Judy Joo, renowned chef and business owner Tristan Welch and Italian chef and restaurateur Francesco Mazzei.
Each week the celebrities will be cooking up a storm in a bid to outdo their rivals but who will come out top? Time will tell who has got the skills of a pro chef and who’s getting the chop.
Cooking With The Stars is a partnership between Marks & Spencer, ITV and South Shore. It was commissioned for ITV by Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV and Lily Wilson, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, ITV. Executive Producers for South Shore are Andrew Mackenzie, Melanie Leach and Caroline Davies.
Source ITV Press Centre
May 17, 2021 6:58am ET by ITV Press Centre