E4 has ordered Celebrity Cookery School, “dropping a group of self-confessed, oven-shy celebs into the dining deep end.”

The celebrities will embark on a culinary course run by a “seriously talented chef, who’ll teach our stars the skills they need to conquer the kitchen and their foodie fears.”

Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television’s Electric Ray and Motion Content Group, the 8X60’ series will show the celebrities working solo and matched in pairs on an intensive cookery crash course where they will compete against their fellow celebs in a series of “hilarious cooking challenges.”

Vivienne Molokwu, Commissioning Editor from Channel 4 said: “In this glossy new celebrity cooking show with a reality twist, we’re welcoming those whose cooking past is littered with culinary catastrophes, but it’s not all about seeing them fail (although there will be some hilarious hiccups), it’s about showing them and our young viewers that the joys of cooking aren’t actually beyond their reach. ”

Meredith Chambers from Electric Ray said: “This show is for everyone who can’t boil an egg and would love to see funny celebs falling apart in the kitchen just like them.  But in the end, we predict some of our stars will be pulling something surprisingly delicious out of their oven.”

Martin Oxley, Head of Formats and Entertainment UK for Motion adds: “Watching an array of celebrities under pressure is always good fun and E4, and Electric Ray have reminded us there is nothing better than seeing egos tackle culinary disasters (and surprise us with some delights!) that are bound to follow”.

Celeb Cooking School W/T is produced by Electric ray. It is exec produced by Meredith Chambers for Electric Ray and Martin Oxley for Motion Content Group. It was commissioned for E4 by Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, Vivienne Molokwu, E4 Commissioning Editor, Mel Bezalel and Head of Youth and Digital, Karl Warner. Sony Pictures Television distributes the format worldwide. It will air on E4 in 2022.

Jon Creamer

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