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New roster of cooking-challenged celebrities enter culinary boot camp in return of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'

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Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:30 pm
The cast of `Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition` (Food Network photo)
The cast of "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition" (Food Network photo)
Superstar chefs Anne Burrell & Tyler Florence mentor recruits in 6-episode season premiering Sunday, April 15
"Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition" is back Sunday, April 15 (9 p.m. all times), with a new star-studded cast of cooking disasters who are determined to improve their kitchen game.
In the six-episode season, food masters Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence each lead a team of recruits through an intense culinary boot camp where only the most improved cook is left standing and wins $25,000 for the charity of their choice - and bragging rights for their team leader.
This season's celebrity recruits are: Catherine Bach, Maria Bamford, Nolan Gould, La Toya Jackson, Oscar Nunez, Bronson Pinchot and Ian Ziering.
"With Anne and Tyler as team leaders, these celebrity 'Worst Cooks' are in for a wild culinary ride," said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel. "The cast enters boot camp as comical kitchen disasters, and their transformation to skilled cooks is entertaining and inspiring."
In the first episode, Burrell and Florence immediately throw the celebrity recruits into their first challenge after they arrive. The stars must cook their signature dishes so the chefs can assess their skills, or lack thereof, in the kitchen. Then the chefs teach the celebrities how to make a Hollywood-worthy breakfast dish, which proves to be disastrous for these clueless cooks.
After Burrell and Florence choose their teams, the celebrities are anxious to officially start their culinary training. Upcoming episodes feature a fish and chips challenge, pizza-from-scratch battle, guest appearance from last season's runner-up, Melissa Peterman, and an "Aluminum Foil Chef" competition. In the finale on Sunday, May 20, the two most improved recruits must cook a restaurant-quality meal for guest judges Rocco DiSpirito, Cady Huffman and Aarthi Sampath, who will decide the winner.
Viewers can learn more about the famous faces competing for kitchen glory at FoodNetwork.com/Worst Cooks and watch video highlights, see photos from the challenges and take quizzes to improve their cooking. Tell Food Network who your favorite celeb is on social media using #WorstCooks.

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