Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Join TV Chefs for a Night of Tasty Fun; Top Cooks Are Heading to the Region, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Join TV Chefs for a Night of Tasty Fun; Top Cooks Are Heading to the Region, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports

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Byline: GORDONBARR

READY Steady Cook Live!, the long-awaited tour of the UK's most successful TV cookery show, will be at Sunderland Empire for one night only next month.

So get set for the iconic Green Peppers v Red Tomatoes cook-off and the quickie bag challenge on Tuesday, September 24.

Russell Grant, who won the nation's hearts in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing, will bring his inimitable style and energy to the show as host.

Russell has also enjoyed huge success in the West End and on tour, starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Wizard of Oz, as Teen Angel in Grease and in Midnight Tango with his "Strictly" dance partner Flavia Cacace.

Executive chef Lesley Waters, who appeared in more than 500 editions of television's longest-running cookery success, will head up the celebrity chefs, and has announced that the TV chef favourites who will be joining her on stage at venues up and down the country will include Nick Nairn, Tony Tobin, Brian Turner and Kevin Woodford.

Following the legendary TV format, guest chefs will work against the clock to prepare a meal, backed up by the classic competing Red Tomato/Green Pepper kitchens.

As the chefs work furiously, the audience is offered the chance to vote for their favourite.

Members of the public join in the fun, too, competing at each tour date, with the winner bringing their very own Quickie Bag on stage.

During the show the audience can get tips from the chefs, enjoy some insider gossip on making the TV series and will have the chance to ask the chefs burning questions on preparing better meals.

Ready Steady Cook debuted on BBC1 in October 1994, and the most recent UK edition aired in February 2010. …

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