Cook­ing up a storm!

Fam­i­lies are back to com­pet­ing in a kitchen con­test…

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With last year’s Celebrity Masterchef win­ner An­gel­lica Bell and Miche­lin-starred chef Tommy Banks tak­ing over from Zoë Ball and Nadiya Hus­sain as pre­sen­ters and judges, Fam­ily Cook­ing Show­down is back for a sec­ond series.

‘It’s a bit dif­fer­ent to last year, though,’ says TV pre­sen­ter An­gel­lica. ‘It’ll be shown ev­ery week­day over three weeks, in­stead of once a week, so the au­di­ence can re­ally buy into the fam­i­lies. The chal­lenges have changed, too.’

Once again four fam­i­lies take on tasks in the kitchen. In the first episode there’s the flam­boy­ant Abim­bola-Younges, farm­ing fam­ily the Whites, the ve­gan Stones, and the Pen­mans (a gran, grand­daugh­ter and boyfriend team).

‘The show brought to­gether peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds and it was such a nice vibe,’ says An­gel­lica. ‘Be­hind the scenes Mr White was tw­erk­ing!’


But there are still some kitchen disasters to look for­ward to. ‘Some­thing hap­pens in episode one that made my heart sink,’ re­calls An­gel­lica. ‘From do­ing Celebrity

MasterChef I to­tally un­der­stand how nerve-rack­ing it is and if it had hap­pened to me I would have cried.’

For An­gel­lica, pre­sent­ing the show is a sign of how much life has changed since her Celebrity MasterChef win. ‘I never thought I’d host a cook­ing show,’ she ad­mits. ‘But Celebrity MasterChef made me re­alise I love cook­ing.’

Culi­nary fun… HostAn­gel­lica

Tak­ing over… Tommy and An­gel­lica

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