It is reported that ITV in the United Kingdom has ordered a second season of the competitive cooking show Cooking With the Stars.
The six-part program, presented by Emma Willis and Tom Allen and produced by ITV Studios with Marks & Spencer co-financing through an ad-funded contract, pits celebrities against one other in weekly challenges, with one participant being eliminated every week.
After beating Denise van Outen in the final, McFly vocalist Harry Judd won the inaugural season, which aired throughout the summer. Guests included Johnny Vegas, AJ Odudu, and Griff Rhys Jones.
For season two, no celebrities have been confirmed.
The re-commissioning is a bit of a risk for ITV, as the show had low ratings, starting with 2 million overnight and slipping below 1 million for several of the later episodes.
Cooking With the Stars, on the other hand, has outperformed ITV’s previous cooking show, 2015’s BBQ Champ, which only lasted one season.
Sony Pictures Television label Electric Ray and Motion Content Group are planning a similar concept, tentatively branded Celebrity Cooking School, for Station 4 portfolio channel E4.