Over 12 weeks, best friends celebrity cook Jamie Oliver and Suffolk farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty will be back hosting their own show from a pop-up cafe at the end of Southend Pier in Essex – and will be joined in the kitchen by a host of famous faces.
From across the pond, Jimmy and Jamie will welcome Hollywood star Danny DeVito and Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain, while British acting talent will include Sir Patrick Stewart, Martin Freeman, and the new ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker.
Also paying a visit will be actor, writer and presenter Stephen Fry, actor Stephen Mangan, and Olympian Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. And trying their best to distract Jamie and Jimmy will be comedians Harry Hill, Russell Howard and Romesh Ranganathan.
Throughout the series Jamie and Jimmy will be back on the campaign trail to highlight a range of food issues – and Jimmy will using his DIY prowess to create some imaginative solutions to foodie dilemmas.
Jamie said: “It’s the sixth series and feels like it’s getting better and better as time goes on. People are getting creative in how they consume TV content – on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, catch-up, in all sorts of weird, wonderful and dynamic ways – but I think actually many of them want regular, trusted programmes at certain times of the week. And on Friday evenings, it just fits.
“It’s a nice balance of cooking, celebrities and campaigning. And it’s great to have our seven-minute soapbox campaign slot, rather than an hour-long documentary. The show has achieved amazing, important things because of a light-hearted little Friday night rant. And we genuinely work hard to make the audience happy.”
L-R: Jimmy Doherty, Danny DeVito and Jamie Oliver