Loyd Grossman to judge Cowell cooking show
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 August 2012
Loyd Grossman and Tom Parker Bowles are reportedly set to judge Simon cowell's new show 'Food Glorious Food'
Loyd Grossman is to judge Simon Cowell's new TV show.
The original 'MasterChef' host - who fronted the programme from 1990 to 2000 - will join Tom Parker-Bowles, the son of Prince Charles' wife Duchess Camilla, on 'Food Glorious Food'.
An insider said: "It is a great coup signing up Loyd to the show as he was always a favourite on the original version of MasterChef.
"Tom is also one to watch - and will bring a touch of class to proceedings."
The ITV1 show - which starts filming next month - will see a team including Loyd and Tom scour the nation to find Britain's best-loved recipe, and will see the winning dish go on sale in Marks & Spencer.
Loyd quit 'MasterChef' when it moved from a Sunday afternoon BBC1 slot to primetime Tuesday evenings on BBC2, branding the change "moronic".
He added at the time: "The programme is a dumb thing now and I don't want to be involved."
Simon has previously said he wants to celebrate everyday "home food" on the new show.
He said: "I like home food, I love it. My mum's roast potatoes. Shepherd's pie. Cornish pasties. I want stuff like that on the show."