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Watson and Byrne in celebrity cooking show

Comics Mark Watson and Jason Byrne are to appear on a brand new prime-time ITV1 show starring celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

They are among the celebrity contestants testing their culinary skills in Marco’s Kitchen Burnout, due to air later this spring.

Watson, who is competing in the first heat alongside football WAG Elen Rives and Ruth Langsford, said: ‘Taking part in Kitchen Burnout means confronting several of my biggest fears - cooking, competing with more able people and meeting Marco Pierre White. I will rise to the challenge and deal with these as best as I can.

Other guests in the series – a follow-up to Hell’s Kitchen – include Carol Smillie, Russell Grant, Donna Air and Kelvin Mackenzie.

Watson – who is hosting the Chortle Awards next Monday – will be touring the UK in the autumn, after his new novel Eleven is published.

Published: 15 Mar 2010

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