Loyd Grossman: TV food shows too confrontational

Loyd Grossman has attacked 'confrontational  cookery'. Picture: Getty
Loyd Grossman has attacked 'confrontational cookery'. Picture: Getty
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TELEVISION presenter Loyd Grossman, who fronted the Masterchef series, has criticised the rise of confrontational and “professionalised” cookery shows.

Grossman has signed up alongside Tom Parker Bowles, son of the Duchess Of Cornwall, for Simon Cowell’s new show, Food Glorious Food, presented by Carol Vorderman.

The winner of the ITV show, to find the best dish in Britain, will have their creation mass-produced by Marks & Spencer.

Grossman said that the show “returns to the amateur’s love of food”.

He added: “That was what created the success of the original MasterChef, back in 1990.

“MasterChef was all about exposing the love of food that inspires amateurs. Since then, we have had programmes featuring men in white jackets shouting.”