Christmas Cookie Challenge recently returned for season 4 on Food Network. Who is host Eddie Jackson?

It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year as telly is full of Christmas-inspired movies, festive TV series, as well as special episodes on many beloved programmes.

Every new show has a more than warm welcome by viewers at home as many spent more time indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Christmas Cookie Challenge currently airs its fourth series on Food Network which is fronted by presenter Eddie Jackson.

So, who is Eddie? Let’s meet him on Instagram and get to know him better.

Eddie’s Journey to Stardom, Food Network

Who is Eddie Jackson?

Eddie Jackson is a former NFL player, trainer, chef and presenter.

He was born on December 19th, 1980 and played college football at the University of Arkansas. He was signed by Carolina Panthers and also played for Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and Washington Redskins.

Following his football career, Eddie embarked on a food and fitness journey when he became a professional trainer and started a food truck business.

In 2015, he won the cooking competition Food Network Star. He managed to beat all 11 finalists on the show.

He was also on season 4 of MasterChef (2013) and has hosted several shows on Food Network such as BBQ Blitz and Kids BBQ Championship.

Eddie on Christmas Cookie Challenge

Eddie is the current host of Christmas Cookie Challenge. He is joined by the likes of Ree Drummond, a writer and photographer, and Aarti Sequeira. Aarti was the winner of season 6 of Food Network Star.

The programme follow five bakers who go head-to-head to prove their baking and cookie-making skills in a bid to win a $10,000 prize.

Christmas Cookie Challenge airs on Sundays on Food Network.

Follow Eddie Jackson on Instagram

As a TV chef and media personality, Eddie has amassed a following of almost 53k followers on Instagram.

He often shares behind-the-scenes pics from his professional gigs, as well as recipes to some seriously-delicious snacks and meals.

You can find him under the handle @chefeddiejackson.



Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Christmas TV