Back for a second series, Cooking With The Stars will return to ITV later this summer.
The ITV cooking show will feature a star-studded cast, including This Morning’s Josie Gibson and Love Island’s Maura Higgins. Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen, eight celebrities will partner with a professional chef who will guide them from amateurs to top tier cooks.
Across a series of cooking battles, the celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce dishes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. The bottom two will then face off without the help of their professional in making a dish by themselves.
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The two plates will then be blind tasted by the professionals. Unaware of whose food they are tasting, they may end up eliminating their partner.
The eight celebrities who will be putting on their aprons and heading to the kitchen are professional dancer and TV personality Anton Du Beke, Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes, This Morning’s Josie Gibson, Chaser Anne Hegerty, Love Island ’s Maura Higgins, TV expert Dr Ranj Singh, comedian Joe Wilkinson and DJ Woody Cook.
Josie Gibbons shared her excitement for the show during This Morning. She said: “I’m very excited that I’m going to be on Cooking with the Stars. I cannot tell you how difficult it is, and I did not realise how bad my memory is,” the presenter told Vernon, as she explained more about the show. I’ve got to learn to cook all of these incredible dishes and I am with a bit of a legend actually, I’m paired with Tony Singh MBE.”
Host Emma Willis said: “Tom and I had so much fun last series and I’m looking forward to getting back into the kitchen. The pressure the celebs are under is real and once the competition starts heating up everybody wants to win, but I’m hoping there isn’t as much blood as last series!”
Tom added: “Last series was so exciting! Emma Willis and I have been polishing our frying pans in preparation – we have so much fun working together. The celebrities are being trained by some of the best chefs in the business and with the clock ticking it’s always tense to see if they’ll improve their cooking enough each week to measure up to the judges’ high standards.”
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