PREVIEW: Cooking With The Stars, ITV

TV Presenter Emma Willis and comedian Tom Allen are set to host the series where the celebrities will be cooking up a storm week by week in a bid to outdo their rivals.



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.


The celebrities are...

-Griff Rhys-Jones

-Shirley Ballas

- Naughty Boy

-Denise Van Outen

-Catherine Tyldesley

-Harry Judd

-Johnny Vegas

-AJ Odudu


The professional chefs are...

-Rosemary Shrager

-Nisha Katona

-Joseph Denison Carey

-Mark Sargeant

-Jack Stein

-Judy Joo

-Francesco Mazzei

-Tristan Welch



Trained by their professional chef partner they’ll 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.


Cooking With The Stars begins Tuesday 13th July at 9pm on ITV.