EXCLUSIVE Cooking With The Stars, the ITV celebrity cooking competition, is set to return for a third series on ITV later this year, TV Zone understands.
The series features eight celebrities, each paired with an accomplished chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs. The series is set to record this Spring and air closer to the Summer, TV Zone understands.
Emma Willis and Tom Allen hosted the previous two series. Their involvement in the third series has not been confirmed. Trained by their professional chef partner, the celebrity will prepare and present their dishes for judgement. Their mentor chefs then become judges, rating the other celebrity cooks, with the bottom two at risk of leaving the competition.
Should they end up in the bottom two the celebrities will be fighting for their place in the contest on their own, with no help from their teacher, as they each present a dish in the hope of saving their spot.
This eliminator round is decided by a blind testing from the chefs – unaware of whose food they’re passing judgement over the greatest supporter could swiftly and unwittingly become the worst critic and vote for their protégé to leave the competition.
Celebrities and chefs taking part in the third series will be announced in due course. Previous series of Cooking With The Stars are available to stream for free on ITVX.
TV Zone approached ITV for comment.