Cooking with the Stars 2021: when is the celebrity cooking show hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen on TV?

Co-funded by M&S, the show will star TV presenter AJ Odudu and DJ and singer Naughty Boy

ITV’s latest celeb-reality show begins this week (13 June), and Cooking with the Stars is serving up celebrity chefs, A-listers and a whole lot of delicious food.

Hosted by The Circle’s Emma Willis and comedian Tom Allen who foodie-show fans will recognise from Bake Off: The Professionals, Cooking with the Stars will put the celebrities through their culinary paces.

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So, who are the stars on the show and which chefs will take part? This is everything you need to know.

Contestants on the show are Denise van Outen, Naughty Boy, Catherine Tyldesley, Harry Judd, Johnny Vegas, Shirley Ballas, AJ Odudu and Griff Rhys Jones (Picture: ITV)
Contestants on the show are Denise van Outen, Naughty Boy, Catherine Tyldesley, Harry Judd, Johnny Vegas, Shirley Ballas, AJ Odudu and Griff Rhys Jones (Picture: ITV)

What is Cooking with the Stars about?

The new cooking show will see eight celebrities, who have an interest in cooking, mentored with a well-known chef.

The chefs will teach the celebrities how to prepare, cook and present food to restaurant standards, though the end result might not always be Michelin worthy.

Each week the celebrities will be graded and the bottom two will face a cook off, where they will cook a dish without the help of their mentors.

The dishes will then be blind-tested by all chef mentors and the loser will get the chop.

Who are the eight celebrities on the show?

The star-studded line up is sure to cook up a treat for viewers.

The contestants are comedian and actor Griff Rhys-Jones, Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy, presenter and performer Denise Van Outen, actress Catherine Tyldesley, McFly’s Harry Judd, TV presenter AJ Odudu and comedian and actor Johnny Vegas.

Who are their celebrity chef mentors?

The chef line up is equally as exquisite.

No nonsense chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager will feature, alongside This Morning chef Joseph Denison Carey and Italian chef and restaurateur Francesco Mazzei.

Also on the show will be Mowgli street food founder and restaurateur Nisha Katona, chef Ronnie Murray, chef Jack Stein and Korean chef, US TV presenter and restaurateur Judy Joo and chef and Snackmasters competitor Tristan Welch.

When is Cooking with the Stars on TV?

Cooking with the Stars begins on ITV from Tuesday 13 July at 8pm, you can also catch up on the ITV hub.

The show is sponsored by food retailer, Marks and Spencers.