Daily Cooks Challenge Returns

Monday, 29 June 2009, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

It’s the battle of the hobs in this new series of Daily Cooks Challenge, hosted by Antony Worrall Thompson. Each week two of the UK’s top chefs battle it out across a week in a series of daily challenges to win heart, mind and taste buds of a different celebrity guest judge each day.

The chefs’ skills, experience and creativity will be pushed to the limits as they compete to complete three challenges that every cook at home faces regularly – cooking against the clock, cooking within a budget and trying to create an impressive meal with set ingredients.

Every day there’ll be a winner as the celebrity guest passes judgement on the finished dishes.

And as the week progresses, both chefs will be battling to see who will emerge victorious from their week-long culinary duel.

Every day Anthony will be giving the celebrity guest a cookery masterclass, which could be anything from showing them how to cook their favourite dish, explaining why their soufflé sinks or teaching a few crafty tricks of the trade.

In the first week the chefs are John Burton Race and Gino D’Acampo, the celebrities judging their efforts are Ann Diamond, Jennie McAlpine, Sharron Davies, Jonathan Ansell and Clare Buckfield.

The chefs competing in the series will be Jean Christophe Novelli, Gino D’Acampo, Brian Turner, Aldo Zilli, John Burton Race, Jun Tanaka, Martin Blunos, Richard Phillips and Merrilees Parker.

Celebrity guests taking part include Claire Sweeney, Craig Phillips, Duncan James, Esther Rantzen, Edwina Currie, Dermot Murnghan, Gaby Roslin, David Grant, Danny Wallace, Donal McIntyre, Hannah Waterman, Jennie Bond, June Sarpong, Liz McLarnon, Leslie Ash, Samantha Fox, Shane Lynch and Paul Young.

Daily Cooks Challenge runs daily Monday to Friday at 3pm.

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