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Britannia to star on UKTV’s Battlechefs show

Britannia to star on UKTV’s Battlechefs show
Celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White is set to judge the cooking skills of celebrities in a competitive new travelling cookery show set at sea. P&O Cruises’ Britannia is to be the star of Battlechefs, from television network UKTV.

P&O Cruises is teaming up with Spark Media to bring the show to the ship’s entertainment channel Watch.

The show will see ten amateur celebrity chefs including Alex James (Blur), Keith Duffy (Boyzone) and John Partridge (EastEnders) board Britannia and take it in turns to command the kitchen. Their talents will be judged by White.

Filmed over two Mediterranean cruises on Britannia, each itinerary will be host to its own self-contained competition featuring five celebrities, who will each assume the role of head chef and prepare a meal for the Captain and his VIP guests.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said, ‘We are very excited to be making Battlechefs on Britannia. Watch provides an ideal audience to encourage newcomers to cruising and will showcase our food ethos. Our cookery school on board provides the perfect backdrop for the show as the celebrities prepare speciality dishes from around the Med.’

Battlechefs will air on Watch in 2016. It joins a raft of new content coming to the channel including Singing in the Rainforest, starring well-known celebrities including Myleene Klass and the Happy Mondays, Nigel Marvin’s Cruise Ship Adventures, which travels to some of the world’s most exotic locations discovering incredible wildlife and top rating US acquisition Secrets and Lies.