The fifth series of ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ kicks off at 8pm on Channel 4.
The broadcaster said: ‘Over 12 weeks, in a pop up cafe at the end of Southend Pier, the boys will be joined by a host of famous faces, from Hollywood film stars and British TV royalty to comedians and musicians.’
From across the pond, ‘Star Wars’ actor Mark Hamill, ‘Lord of the Rings’ actress Liv Tyler and ‘Penny Dreadful’ star Josh Hartnett will pay a visit, along with British talent including ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Mission Impossible’ actor Simon Pegg, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ actor Warwick Davis, actresses Joanna Lumley and Ashley Jenson, and actor/presenter couple Chris and Dawn O’Porter.
Comedians Greg Davis, Sarah Millican and Johnny Vegas will pop in too, in a bid to distract the lads with a laugh, and multi-platinum recording artist Craig David will attempt to impress the café’s customers with his gastronomic skills.
During the series, the pair will also be campaigning about a range of food issues, and Jimmy will be using his DIY skills to create some imaginative solutions to foodie dilemmas.
In tonight’ s show, Jamie and Jimmy call for more free-range duck farming in the UK, while Jimmy creates a Korean barbecue from a picnic table – and the café welcomes Simon Pegg. As he’s been filming in Morocco, the trio enjoys a lamb tagine, while Jamie cooks a Provençal bake: pancakes layered with smoked ham and melted cheese.
l-r: Jimmy Doherty and Jamie Oliver