Daily Cooks Challenge

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.

It’s the battle of the hobs in a brand new cookery game show, hosted by Antony Worral Thompson, where two of the UK’s top chefs compete across a week in a series of daily challenges to win the heart, mind and taste buds of a different celebrity guest judge each day.

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

Every day, a winner is named as the celebrity guest passes judgement on the finished dishes, while the chefs continue to battle for victory during their week-long culinary duel.

And Antony gives each celebrity guest a cookery masterclass, which could be anything from showing them how to cook their favourite dish, to explaining why their soufflé́ sinks or revealing a few crafty tricks of the trade.

The chefs competing in the series are John Burton Race, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Phil Vickery, Gino D’Acampo, Brian Turner, Ed Baines, Aldo Zilli and Merrilees Parker.

Celebrity guests include Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner, Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver, singer songwriter Cerys Matthews, rugby legend Matt Dawson and The Sound of Music star Connie Fisher.

Monday 24 March 2008 3:00pm – 4:00pm

It’s the battle of the hobs in a brand new cookery game show, hosted by Antony Worrall Thompson, where two of the UK’s top chefs battle it out across a week in a series of daily challenges to win the heart, mind and tastebuds 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.

Anthony says: ”I’ve never been as excited about a show as I am about Daily Cooks Challenge. For me, it’s the perfect mix of mouth-watering recipes, truly talented chefs and entertaining celebrity guests. Every day, two chefs battle against each other facing three cookery challenges and at the same time, they’ve got to get the food right for the celebrity judge.

“It makes for great telly, especially when the judges are less than impressed. This is the kind of show I came to ITV to make and if our studio audiences’ reactions are anything to go by, the viewers are going to love it.”

The chefs competing in week one are John Burton-Race and Gino D’Acampo, and the celebrities passing judgement on them are Matt Dawson, Connie Fisher, Nancy Dell’Olio, Angela Griffinm, and Nicki Chapman.

The chefs competing in the series will be John Burton Race, Jean Christophe Novelli, Phil Vickery, Gino D’Acampo, Brian Turner, Ed Baines, Aldo Zilli and Merrilees Parker.

Celebrity guests include Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner, Corrie’s Sue Cleaver, singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews, actor and comedian Ben Miller, and former England and Chelsea footballer Graeme Le Saux.

Note: Daily Cooks airs weekdays at 2pm

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