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[03/18/21 - 10:49 AM]
Michael Symon Joins Anne Burrell to Mentor Fan Favorite Recruits Toward a Chance at Redemption in "Worst Cooks in America: Best of the Worst"
The six-episode season premieres on Sunday, April 25 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.

[via press release from Food Network]

MICHAEL SYMON JOINS ANNE BURRELL TO MENTOR FAN-FAVORITE RECRUITS TOWARD A CHANCE AT REDEMPTION IN "WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: BEST OF THE WORST"

Six-Episode Season Premieres Sunday, April 25th on ´╗┐Food Network and Discovery+

NEW YORK - March 18, 2021 - Iron Chef Michael Symon joins Anne Burrell for the first time in boot camp to mentor all-star kitchen catastrophes on Worst Cooks in America: Best of the Worst, where fan-favorite recruits from past seasons return for another chance to transform from culinary disaster to kitchen master. With the red team led by Anne and blue by Michael, the competitors are in for a rigorous culinary boot camp where the team leaders will stop at nothing to improve their recruits' skills. The challenges are tougher and more outrageous than ever, including a Vegas-themed game show, camping cookout where stoves and ovens are off-limits and a "tour de petit four" dessert relay. In the end, only one recruit is awarded a $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights for their mentor. The six-episode season premieres on Sunday, April 25th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.

"The returning recruits are some of the most hilarious and outrageous personalities we've ever had on Worst Cooks," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "This cast of characters combined with the fun of Michael's eye-opening first time in boot camp with Anne make this season one of the show's best."

The returning recruits are: Jonathan Beyer (New York, New York), Lulu Boykin (Pittsboro, North Carolina), Jefferson Goldie (Chicago, Illinois), Domaine Javier (San Gabriel, California), Stephanie James (Chicago, Illinois), Joey Kinsley (Cleveland, Ohio), Sadie Manda (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and Eric Smart (Los Angeles, California).

In the premiere episode, Anne and Michael welcome eight returning recruits who are all eager to finally master the kitchen. The action begins with a culinary time trial game to see who has improved since their last stint in boot camp and who has reverted back to their old ways. The recruits then must remake the dish that got them sent home last time. After teams are chosen, the teams are tasked with replicating their mentor's dishes, which includes butchering whole ducks, and the least successful competitor is sent home. In the finale on Sunday, May 30th at 9pm, the two most improved recruits put their culinary skills to the test and serve a three-course restaurant quality meal to a panel of food experts. After a blind taste test, judges Einat Admony, Cliff Crooks and Sohla El-Waylly decide who wins $25,000 and bragging rights for their team leader.

Fans can meet the returning recruits, get exclusive cooking tips, and take an extended look at Anne and Michael's boot camp demos with the digital companion series Extra Helping. Head to FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks to relive past seasons with Anne and watch as Michael reacts to some of the worst dishes in Worst Cooks history. Tell us about your biggest kitchen disaster and follow the competition on social and using #WorstCooks.

Worst Cooks in America is produced by Objective Media Group America and All3 Media America.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.





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