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Wednesday 19 April 2023

Cooking With The Stars - Series 3 Casting

Emma Willis and Tom Allen return as hosts for a six-part cooking competition airing this summer on ITV1 and ITVX. Produced by South Shore and co-funded by Marks & Spencer, the show will feature eight celebrities who are paired with professional chefs in a bid to transform their cooking skills from amateur to expert in a matter of weeks.

The celebrity line-up includes BAFTA award-winning actor Jason Watkins, boxing legend Chris Eubank, actress Joanna Page, Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon, singer and TV personality Peter Andre, Busted's Matt Willis, Steps' Claire Richards, and Love Island star Indiyah Polack. Each celebrity will be guided by their Chef Mentor in a series of intense Cooking Battles, with the loser of each battle facing a Cook Off where they must create a dish they've never seen before.

Judged blindly by all the chefs, the losing celebrity risks being sent home by their own Chef Mentor. Who will handle the pressure and emerge as the culinary champion of this exciting cooking competition? Tune in to find out.

The professional chefs taking part in the challenge this year are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager (partnered with Peter Andre), chef director Jack Stein (partnered with Chris Eubank), Michelin Starred French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli (partnered with Samia Longchambon), Scottish chef and restaurateur Tony Singh MBE (partnered with Claire Richards), Michelin Starred executive chef Michael Caines MBE (partnered with Joanna Page), restaurateur and cookery author Shelina Permalloo (partnered with Matt Willis), chef & restaurateur April Jackson (partnered with Jason Watkins) and award-winning chef Ellis Barrie (partnered with Indiyah Polack).

Emma Willis said: "Filming Cooking With The Stars is always a highlight for me as not only do Tom and I have lots of fun but we also get to try some phenomenal food. We have a great cast this season, who will no doubt be feeling the pressure as they head into the kitchen. We've seen blood, sweat and tears on previous series and I'm sure this series will be no exception!"

Tom Allen said: "A whole lot of great food, celebs reaching boiling point plus Emma Willis and me holding court - sounds like my dream party. I am so excited to be bringing back to your screens the glitziest competitive cooking show in the world!"

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