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BBQ Champ

  • Episode: 

    1 of 5

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 31 Jul 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 31 2015 : Sat 25 Jul - Fri 31 Jul
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This summer, Myleene Klass hosts a brand new series on ITV where eight of the UK’s best amateur barbecuers will battle it out for the title BBQ Champ 2015 and a cash prize of £25,000. In order to win they will have to impress the judges - Man vs Food star Adam Richman and British chef and restaurateur Mark Blatchford.
Each week the contestants will face two fiery challenges - one at BBQ HQ and one on location. After which, one of them will be eliminated.
From creating mouth watering BBQ masterpieces to reinventing culinary classics for the coals and catering for the masses, each contestant will have to try their best to win Adam and Mark’s approval.
This week, the contestants’ first challenge is called ‘Personality on a Plate’. They each have one hour and 45 minutes to create a BBQ dish that tells the judges a little bit about them.
Kuldip takes this challenge to extremes and makes the judges dig in to his dish named ‘I Found a Dinosaur’ – spare ribs with chilli sauce. Kuldip says: “The idea is that there’s a massive dinosaur bone sticking out of the ground and you have to fish it out and eat the dinosaur bone. And you preserve it with the chilli sauce. I’ve never cooked this dish before.”
Meanwhile, youth worker Solomon shares his unique Brixton Jerk Chicken recipe and photographer Tony hopes to win over the judges with his pink Himalayan salt-encrusted sea bass.
Then it's time for the contestants to get down and dirty on the farm in a Best of British team challenge where the aim is to create a BBQ feast using only food from the farm shop.
The teams have two and a half hours to create a barbecue buffet.
Who will the judges drag over the coals and who will they crown King or Queen of the Grill?