Police open probe into allegations of rape on BBC cooking show

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A woman has claimed she was raped during production of a new BBC cooking show hosted by Stacey Dooley.

The BBC Three Hungry For It cooking competition will see 10 budding chefs test their skills.

Police have confirmed the assault, believed to have been against a BBC worker on the production, took place in London last September.

BBC Studios said it had “robust processes” in place to support staff or freelancers who may have been victims of crime.

In a statement, City of London Police said: “On Sunday September 19, 2021, City of London Police were contacted by another police service, who had received a late report of a rape that occurred in September 2021.

“The evidence in the case is currently being reviewed and the female victim has been cared for by specially trained officers.”

A statement from BBC Studios said: “BBC Studios have robust processes in place to ensure that any member of our staff or freelancers who may have been the victim of a crime receive all the appropriate support needed and that the matter is dealt with. with the utmost seriousness and care.”

In Hungry For It, hobby chefs will live together in a house while competing in challenges for industry experts and mentors.

Stacey Dooley runs the show while chef and rapper Big Zuu and chef Kayla Greer serve as mentors and judges.