Other celebrities, like 2011 winner Phil Vickery (that’s the former rugby international, not the already famous TV chef) have gone on to promote wider food awareness by backing campaigns and working alongside manufacturers.
Only Jayne Middlemiss, the former Top of the Pops presenter, has had no involvement with food professionally since her win in 2009.
The Hub will be hosted by MATT JOHNSON and one viewer will also get the chance to become a Hub presenter.
JENNI FALCONER will be offering summer travel advice, BRIAN DOWLING will keep everyone up-to-date on all things hot to watch during this time, and STEPHEN MULHERN brings on board the entertainment with stunts, dating games and summer quizzes!
We enjoy mixing it up a bit during summer and doing things in a slightly different way that will hopefully prove popular with viewers.” Ruth added, “Summer on This Morning is always exciting because it gives us a chance to try lots of new things as well as welcoming some new faces to the team – and I’m told this year we have some rather good looking ones too so I can’t wait!
” Alongside This Morning’s regular experts, a new team of chefs will be joining Eamonn and Ruth in the kitchen this summer, they include Atomic Kitten’s LIZ Mc CLARNON and choreographer LOUIE SPENCE who will form part of a new item called ‘Meal Deal’.
New faces for summer include twin brothers from Essex called The Benton Boys - ADAM and CHARLIE BENTON – who will provide essential gardening tips, tricks and must-have blooms, while ‘The Style Squad’ – DARREN KENNEDY, MIKEY PHILLIPS and MARK WOOLLEY – will show off their hair, make up and styling skills both in studio and on location for a variety of makeover challenges.
LISA FITZPATRICK & LAURA JACKSON will be on hand to provide their expertise on the latest summer trends during their fashion slot each week, vet PAUL MANKTELOW will explain how to care for furry and scaly friends, while antiques expert TRACEY MARTIN will meet viewers and their prize possessions during a new feature called ‘Crazy Collectables’ as well as offering advice on what to collect for future profit.
So after such extensive research what have I learnt along the way?
Blind dating This is perhaps my favourite type of dating!
The Atomic Kitten had never cooked before taking part in Celebrity Master Chef, due to spending her life in hotels since the age of 16 travelling with the girl band.
Since her win she has made a number of TV appearances on cooking programmes, and can claim to be the only celebrity in the UK to have created her own pasta dish for Pizza Hut.
So why on earth did I make a programme about dating?! I hopped onto the love rollercoaster at 16 and I have (mostly) really enjoyed the crazy ups and downs.