Ex-Ready Steady Cook star Ainsley Harriott lands new TV cookery show with twist

EX-Ready, Steady, Cook, star Ainsley Harriott has landed a ITV new cookery show.

The telly chef, 66, is fronting Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off which will see celebrity chefs go head-to-head at different stately homes across the country.

Ainsley Harriott has landed a ITV new cookery show


Ainsley Harriott has landed a ITV new cookery showCredit: Getty

The 10 part series will include a cooking challenge using ingredients grown in the kitchen gardens on site.

Filming begins later this month at Blickling Estate in Aylsham, in Norfolk, as featured in 1995 movie Sense & Sensibility starring Emma Thompson.

He said: “I love a new challenge and Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off is just that – a fun cooking competition featuring some of the country’s top chefs, all set in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of amazing National Trust estates.

“The gorgeous scenery, the very freshest ingredients and some fantastic new recipes will be coming together to show off our countryside at its beautiful best.”

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It comes after ITV axed Gordon Ramsey’s big-budget Next Level Chef and Bad Chefs, fronted by Youtube star Chunkz.

Ainsley fronted the iconic daytime show Ready, Steady, Cook on the BBC from 1994 until 2010.

The contest was rebooted in 2020 with Rylan Clark at the helm, but was axed after two series.

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