TV's latest celebrity cooking competition, Cooking With The Stars, is set to return for a second series on ITV later this year.
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, hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen, is set to record in March and April, TV Zone understands.
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.
The celebrities who took to the kitchen in the first series were Griff Rhys-Jonees, Shirley Ballas, Naughty Boy, Denise Van Outen, Catherine Tyldesley, Harry Judd, Johnny Vegas and AJ Odudu.
Details about the second series have not yet been revealed. TV Zone has approached ITV for comment.