Joe Wilkinson, creator and writer of The Cockfields and madcap participant in 8 Out Of Ten Cats Does Countdown, is to take part in ITV’s Cooking With The Stars.
Across a series of exciting cooking battles hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen, Wilkinson and seven other celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce delicious dishes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. The bottom two will then have to fight for their place in the competition, creating a dish without any help from their mentor. The result of this eliminator will be decided by a blind tasting judgement from the professional chefs. Unaware of whose food they are tasting, their greatest supporter could swiftly and unwittingly become their worst critic and vote for their protege to leave the competition.
Wilkinson will be paired with Korean chef and restaurateur Judy Joo .
The other seven chefs and contestants are: British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager partnered with Anton Du Beke, renowned chef and business owner Ronnie Murray partnered with Dame Kelly Holmes, chef director Jack Stein partnered with Maura Higgins, Michelin Starred French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli partnered with Anne Hegerty, Scottish chef and restaurateur Tony Singh MBE partnered with Josie Gibson, author and regular chef on This Morning Clodagh McKenna partnered with Dr Ranj Singh and restaurateur and TV personality Mike Reid partnered with Woody Cook.