Come dance strictly Icon Anton Du Beke has revealed he will be appearing on the ITV cooking show Cooking with the stars season 2.
He took to Instagram to break the exciting news by sharing a photo of himself and professional chef Rosemary Shrager kissing with the caption: “Best bib & tucker my loves – literally!…I am thrilled to be invited to appear on @ITV’s next series of #CookingWithTheStars!
“Under the expert tutelage of @rosemary.shrager, I will be swapping sashays for stir-fries and voltas for veloutés this summer… details soon! Much love, Anton XX 👨🍳 #AntonDuBake @marksandspencer @marksandspencerfoodpr.
Cooking with the starswhich will be hosted by Tom Allen and Emma Willis, sees eight celebrities paired with renowned chefs, who will teach them how to prepare restaurant-quality dishes.
The chefs will guide them through a series of exciting challenges and the final two competitors will fight for a place in the competition by preparing a dish without the help of their mentor. Their creations are then blind tested by all the professional chefs and the loser will be eliminated.
Anton will play alongside The huntof Anne Hegerty, double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes, television expert Dr Ranj, comedian Joe Wilkinson, This morningby Josie Gibson, DJ (and son of Zoe Ball) Woody Cook more the island of love star Maura Higgins.
In recent news, there have been rumors that Anton may return as Strictly judge, after The Sun (opens in a new tab) claimed that Strictly legend Craig Revel Horwood announced the news during his All balls and sequins spectacle.
Craig reportedly told the publication: “I really like Anton. I think he’s fantastic. I think last year he did a great job on Strictly as a judge.
“And we just heard he’s going to do it again this year.”
However, in a conversation with the Express (opens in a new tab)Anton reportedly denied hearing Strictly bosses.
The Strictly fan-favorite revealed, “The absolute truth is I don’t know. I haven’t been told anything. They literally haven’t told me about it. So whatever you read is just a rumor.
“I’m hoping to get a call to say, ‘Look here, come back to judge please,’ but we’ll wait and see. I’d like to think I’d be on the show somehow” , did he declare.
Cooking with the stars broadcast on ITV this year.