Stacey Dooley from Luton has taken charge of organizing a new BBC Three cooking competition.
The new show, Hungry For It – presented by the journalist from Luton, Bedfordshire – will see 10 hobby chefs from across the UK compete in challenges and work to impress industry experts and mentors while living together in a house.
Strictly Come Dancing champion Dooley will host the show alongside industry mentors and judges.
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Other presenters include chef and rapper Big Zuu and personal chef to the stars Kayla Greer.
Dooley said: “I’m thrilled to present this series. I’ve always been thrilled to be able to celebrate and showcase talent, especially when those involved have such incredible opportunities.
“Let’s go! (Plus, I’ve made myself head taster).”
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Big Zuu said he was “gassed to work with BBC Three” and “to do something different with food”.
Greer added: “I’ve been through it all in this industry – from starting with nothing and diving headfirst into culinary school, to starting and growing my own successful business and being a sought-after personal chef to the stars. , so I’m excited to be able to share my experience with the competitors so they can do their best and see who comes out on top.”
Earlier this year, Dooley announced she would not be returning as host of the third series of BBC Three make-up contest Glow Up, with Maya Jama in her place.
The investigative reporter and presenter also recently hosted the celebrity challenge show This Is My House.
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BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell said: “We are really delighted… to be introducing a new food format on BBC Three.
“At its heart, Hungry For It is a show about the hospitality industry, a major source of employment and career progression for our audience.
“It’s an ambitious new format that has all the ingredients we love, where budding competitors have the opportunity to show they have what it takes to succeed in the business: teamwork, flexibility and understanding of customers, as well as amazing food!”
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