Anton Du Beke and Kelly Holmes to show off culinary skills in Cooking with the Stars

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Anton Du Beke will take part in this year's Cooking with the Stars credit:Bang Showbiz
Anton Du Beke will take part in this year's Cooking with the Stars credit:Bang Showbiz

Anton Du Beke and Dame Kelly Holmes will take part in this year's 'Cooking with the Stars'.

The ITV show made its debut last year when several celebrities took on one another in the kitchen while paired with a famous chef, and a new crop of household names will step up to the plate this year, including the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge and the Olympian, as well as This Morning's Josie Gibson and 'The Chase' quizzer Anne Hegerty.

Anton will team up with chef Rosemary Shrager, while Kelly will join forces with chef Ronnie Murray, Josie will team up with restaurateur Tony Singh, and Anne and French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will aim to triumph.

Other stars who will be aiming to show off their culinary skills are Love Island's Maura Higgins, TV medic Dr Ranj Singh, comedian Joe Wilkinson and DJ Woody Cook.

Maura will be patterned with chef Jack Stein, Korean chef and restaurateur Judy Joo will team up with Joe Wilkinson, restaurateur and TV personality Mike Reid and Woody will form a partnership, and This Morning's Clodagh McKenna will join forces with Ranj.

Emma Willis and Tom Allen will return to co-host the second series of the programme - which was won by McFly's Harry Judd last year - and she is hoping there aren't as many accidents with knives as there were during last year's first series.

She said: "Tom and I had so much fun last series and I'm looking forward to getting back into the kitchen.

"The pressure the celebs are under is real and once the competition starts heating up everybody wants to win, but I'm hoping there isn't as much blood as last series!"

Tom added: "Last series was so exciting! Emma Willis and I have been polishing our frying pans in preparation - we have so much fun working together.

"The celebrities are being trained by some of the best chefs in the business and with the clock ticking it's always tense to see if they'll improve their cooking enough each week to measure up to the judges' high standards."