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Britannia to star in new TV show


Join Food Hero Marco Pierre White for a dollop of healthy competition in new UKTV reality programme BATTLECHEFS

Travel, food and celebrity competitors will come together in BATTLECHEFS – UKTV’s brand-new reality TV show that will take place on board P&O Cruises newest ship, Britannia.


The programme will see celebrities, including Blur’s Alex James, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Eastenders’ John Partridge, visit Mediterranean ports of call to learn all about the local culinary traditions and heritage. They’ll then put their newfound knowledge to the test in the kitchen of The Cookery Club, rustling up a feast for the ship’s Captain and his VIP guests.


Filmed over two Mediterranean cruises on board Britannia, two groups of five celebrities will battle it out to impress judge, P&O Cruises Food Hero and celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. At each port of call, they’ll venture ashore to learn about the food that’s produced there and pick up new techniques to impress the judge, Captain and his guests. Back on board, contestants will take it in turns to be Head Chef, commanding their fellow competitors in the kitchen as they work as a team to prepare the menu they’ve been given, under the watchful eye of Marco Pierre White.


Will they play tactically as they fight it out to become the BATTLECHEFS champion? You’ll have to tune in to find out.


‘We’re very excited to be making BATTLECHEFS on Britannia,’ said P&O Cruises Marketing Director Christopher Edgington. ‘Our Cookery Club on board provides the perfect backdrop for the show as celebrities prepare speciality dishes from around the Med.’


UKTV’s Commissioning Editor Victoria Summer added: ‘Travel, food and healthy competition come together in BATTLECHEFS. It’s an energetic show that centres on challenge and good-hearted rivalry. Seeing whether our celebs can pull off the menus they’re given against the clock is going to be very entertaining.’


BATTLECHEFS will air on Watch in 2016.

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