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CULINARY CRUISE: JUDI LOVE TO FRONT ITV FOOD AND TRAVEL SERIES

Comedian and ITV presenter Judi Love sets sail on a brand-new food and travel adventure in a five part series, Judi Love's Culinary Cruise, produced by Title Role for ITV1 and ITVX.



Travelling to five different destinations via a luxury yacht named Emerald Azzurra, Judi will be taking in all the culture and scenery that each destination has to offer before grabbing some local ingredients and heading back onto the ship to cook some fabulous local dishes for the guests onboard.



The self-confessed foodie will combine her love of fun and adventure with her interest in local cuisine whilst turning her hand to making a daily delicious dish, famous at each of the destinations en-route. 


Funded by Emerald Cruises, the series will see Judi setting sail from Kotor in Montenegro, Judi will then travel to Parga, Kerkira, and Kefalonia before finishing in the popular Greek town of Itea. 


Alongside being a regular face on ITV’s panel show Loose Women, Judi showed off her love of food and cooking skills when she was crowned champion of ‘MasterChef’ back in 2021, serving up a winning Jamaican inspired feast. The TV host and comedian is now hoping to expand her repertoire. 



Host, Judi Love says: “I am so excited to be setting sail on this new adventure with ITV. Growing up within a Jamaican family, food was always at the heart of any function and occasion. So I’m truly excited to experience the culture, people and food of the beautiful Mediterranean. 

 

I’m looking forward to exploring all of the different destinations as food has such a way of telling a story for many, especially in the Mediterranean where it’s about sharing love, traditions and identity.

 

I have always loved watching loved ones cook and I truly love serving up a hearty plate of food for my family and friends. So I’m thrilled to be able to embrace this with ITV and the audience at home… I can’t wait to get started.” 



Made by Title Role productions, the executive producer of the series is Helen Tonge and the series producer and director is Lizzie Gill.


This series comes via BE Studio from ITV, a full service creative studio producing Ad Funded Entertainment (AFE). BE Studio helps brands build emotional connections with ITV's audience through the co-creation of entirely new formats, which includes successful M&S partnership Cooking with the Stars and new series Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain.


Leanne Clarke, Assistant Commissioner, Entertainment & Daytime ITV said: “It’s all hands on deck for this exciting new series with ITV favourite, Judi Love. The series is warm and fun filled with adventure and good food at its heart which will appeal to so many of our viewers.”


Bhavit Chandrani, Director of BE Studio from ITV said: “We’re delighted that BE Studio has played a role in bringing this incredible campaign to ITV. Emerald Cruises is the perfect partner and we can't wait to see Judi Love on a luxury yacht, travelling to beautiful, scenic locations and tasting some mouth-watering dishes.”



Nichola Absalom, Emerald Cruises’ managing director, sales and marketing said: “We are thrilled to host Judi Love on board Emerald Azzurra to discover the spectacular local cuisine and sail to some of the region’s smaller ports on our 100 passenger yacht. This industry-leading luxury yacht – complete with a suite of watersport toys, Marina Platform for swim stops and Wellness Deck, is the ideal base from which to showcase this beautiful part of the world, and create some mouth-watering local dishes.”


Transmission details will be announced in due course.

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