ITV, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, has commissioned South Shore to deliver a new entertainment cooking competition called Cooking With The Stars.
The series, transmitting this summer on ITV and the ITV Hub, will feature eight celebrities, each paired with an accomplished chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs. TV Presenter Emma Willis and comedian Tom Allen are set to host the series.
Katie Rawcliife, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV said: “This series is set to combine all the ingredients to deliver great entertainment, cooking inspiration, a lively competition and fantastic hosts in Emma Willis and Tom Allen. The past year has seen the nation developing their home cooking skills more than ever and now we’ll get to see how well our celebrity line up can cook with the guiding hand of expert mentors.”
Andrew Mackenzie & Melanie Leach, CEOs of South Shore, added: “We’re delighted to be launching this fresh new format on ITV in the hands of such fantastic hosts as Emma and Tom. It’s exciting to see how our celebrity chefs will react to the unique twist of seeing their mentor ultimately become their judge.”