ITV: Meet the Cooking With The Stars contestants - Griff Rhys Jones, Naughty Boy and AJ Odudu!

ITV: Meet the Cooking With The Stars contestants - Griff Rhys Jones, Naughty Boy and AJ Odudu!

ITV’s new series Cooking With The Stars premieres on Tuesday 13th July and viewers are eager to meet the upcoming contestants!

Discover all you need to know about the show’s line-up and how to watch as we explore the eight participants including Griff Rhys Jones, Naughty Boy, AJ Odudu and more!

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Cooking With The Stars Trailer

Cooking With The Stars Trailer

Cooking With The Stars line-up explored

Cooking With The Stars is a partnership between Marks & Spencer, ITV and South Shore.

The brand new series will see eight celebrities in a cook-off as they are each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant-level chefs.

Including celebrities such as Welsh comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter Griff Rhys-Jones, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy and TV presenter AJ Odudu will all star in the show.

Performer and presenter Denise Van Outen along with actress Catherine Tyldesley and McFly’s Harry Judd also appear in the series.

Furthermore, watch comedian and actor Johnny Vegas and Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas as they put their cooking skills to use.

Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen, the presenters took to Instagram to announce their upcoming onscreen adventure.

@emmawillisofficial shared a photograph standing with the participants.

@tomindeed described the show as a celebrity food fight.

The eight celebrities will be trained across a series of cooking battles by their mentor chefs to produce delicious dishes to then be judged.

Taking on the challenge as the professional chefs are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, food writer and restaurant owner Nisha Katona, culinary expert and regular chef on This Morning Joseph Denison Carey.

Additionally, renowned chef and business owner Ronnie Murray, chef director Jack Stein, Korean chef and restauranteur Judy Joo, renowned chef and business owner Tristan Welch and Italian chef and restaurateur Francesco Mazzei also make an appearance.

Further information can be found in the press centre for episode 1 on

Following the main show, creators @woodyandkleiny will be hosting ‘EXTRA HELPINGS’.

Meet the contestants on Instagram

33-year-old @ajodudu displayed the news via Instagram.

67-year-old Griffith Rhys Jones can be found on Instagram as @griffrhysjones.

Explore aged 36 Shahid Khan, better known by his stage name Naughty Boy, on the ‘gram as @naughtyboymusic.

@shirleyballas also took the news to social media.

Catherine Tyldesley (@auntiecath17) announced her upcoming appearance on the show online.

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@jacksteinchef also presented the news to his followers.

McFly’s @harryjudd shared a post alongside Cooking With The Stars’ presenters.

@vanouten_denise again shared her onscreen feature.

Despite having no posts as of yet, check out @johnnyvegasreal on Instagram.

How to watch ITV’s new series

With the show’s premiere at 9 pm on Tuesday 13th July 2021, Cooking With The Star’s will be airing on ITV and the ITV Hub.

South Shore is a brand new Independent Production Company run by some of the UK’s most experienced and highly decorated producers, partnering with the cooking show.

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EXTRA HELPINGS then premieres on the Marks and Spencer YouTube channel at 10 pm after the main show.

Explore the #cookingwiththestars hashtag on Instagram!

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