The final episode of Cooking with the Stars is set to air tonight (August 17) with three celebrities facing off to be crowned the best cook.
The brand new ITV series saw eight celebrities paired with industry experts, taking on a series of cooking battles at restaurant standard.
Each week they’ve fought it out in the kitchen to become the winner, with challenges varying from Indian food to French cuisine.
The finished dishes are judged in a blind taste test, by a panel made up of the celebrities’ professional chef partners.
The cruel twist has meant at times the chefs are voting to send their own celebrity contestant home without realising it.
The show is presented by Emma Willis, who is best known for presenting Big Brother and The Voice, and comedian Tom Allen.
Tom has appeared on several cookery shows before, including hosting Bake Off: The Professionals.
What time is the Cooking With the Stars final?
The final episode of Cooking With the Stars airs on ITV at 9pm on Tuesday, August 17.
You can also watch the entire series so far and catch up with the final after it airs on ITV Hub.
Cooking With the Stars started on July 13 and this is the sixth episode in the series.
Who are the Cooking With the Stars 2021 finalists?
After comedian Johnny Vegas was knocked out last week, there are now just three celebrities left in the final of Cooking With The Stars.
TV presenters AJ Odudu and Denise van Outen and McFly’s Harry Judd will all go head-to-head in the final episode.
The Cooking with the Stars finalists are:
Onatejiro ‘AJ’ Odudu is a British TV presenter, best known for co-hosting the Channel 5 reality show spin off, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.
In July 2021 the 33-year-old won the second series of ITV2’s Celebrity Karaoke Club.
She was one of the first 2021’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants to be announced for the upcoming series this year.
AJ also appeared on BBC’s The Chase in August 2021 and was left fuming after she was booted off when battling against The Vixen.
On the show, AJ is paired with Jack Stein, the son of world-famous chef Rick Stein.
Denise van Outen
Denise van Outen is a British actor, singer, presenter and dancer who has had a long and varied television career.
She presented The Big Breakfast in the 1990s and early 2000s and later played Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in both the West End and on Broadway.
In 2012, Denise, 47, finished as a runner-up in the tenth series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
In March 2021 she was due to appear in Dancing On Ice but had to withdraw from the contest before it aired after suffering a fall during training for the show.
Denise is paired with Francesco Mazzei, a prestigious Italian chef.
Harry Judd is a British musician, best known as the drummer in the band McFly.
Judd, 35, won the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing when he appeared on the show with dance partner Aliona Vilani.
He has since taken part in various special editions of the show, including winning the 2015 Christmas special and appearing on the Strictly Come Dancing Underwater special for Sport Relief in 2012.
Outside of his musical ambitions, Judd published his first book, Get Fit Get Happy, in 2017.
Harry is paired with Nisha Katona, the founder of Mowgli Street Food.
What is the Cooking With the Stars winner prize?
In the final of Cooking With the Stars, the competition for the coveted top spot will really be on.
There is no set prize for the winner, other than the respect and prestige of being the best.
And, of course, the knowledge that their own professional partner didn’t accidentally send them home.
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