Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball's son Woody to compete in hit celebrity cooking show
FATBOY Slim and Zoe Ball’s son Woody Cook is to compete in the new series of Cooking with the Stars.
Woody, 21, is one of eight celebrities who will appear on the second series of the ITV show, partnered with TV chef and restaurateur Mike Reid.
Brighton-based Comedian and star of Netflix’s Afterlife will also be competing with Korean chef and restaurateur Judy Joo.
They will star alongside Strictly Come Dancing Judge Anton Du Beke, who will be swapping his dancing shoes for kitchen utensils.
Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes, The Chase star Anne Hegerty, former Love Island contestant Maura Higgins, This Morning host Josie Gibson and TV doctor Ranj Singh, will also feature.
The series will see the celebrities paired with an accomplished chef who will mentor them towards becoming restaurant-standard cooks.
Pros taking part this year include chef and owner Ronnie Murray, who is partnered with Dame Kelly, and Jack Stein, chef director across his father Rick Stein’s restaurant group, who is paired with Maura.
Michelin-starred French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will lend a helping hand to quizzer Ann.
Emma Willis and Tom Allen will also return as hosts of the cooking series, which is scheduled to air in the summer.
Emma 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 said: “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.”
Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, said: “With the warmth of Emma and the wit of Tom I’m excited to see what culinary delights this year’s cooking novices bring to the table.”
The series is a partnership between Marks & Spencer, ITV and independent production company South Shore.