The Food Network has locked in another on-screen talent to a multi-year deal this week, signing a new pact with Worst Cooks in America star Anne Burrell.
Burrell (pictured, right) agreed to an exclusive, multi-year deal that includes at least two more cycles of Worst Cooks in America, which she’s headlined since the series began. The agreement was announced on Tuesday (Nov. 23) by Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content with Discovery Inc.
“Anne has been an integral part of the success of Worst Cooks from the very beginning. She is an exceptional talent – in the kitchen and onscreen,” White said in a news release.
Worst Cooks in America is set to begin its next cycle early next year on Jan. 5 on Food Network, and streaming on Discovery+. Burrell will be joined by chef Cliff Crooks for the first time in the upcoming season to lead 12 culinary nightmares through a boot camp to help them master their skills in the kitchen, and win a $25,000 grand prize.
The new season’s contestants include married couples, long-lost cousins, and best friends, including one pair who are both drag artists.
Burrell’s agreement follows an announcement earlier this week that Food Network had locked in celebrity chef Bobby Flay with an exclusive, three-year deal, which will include developing more original content for Food Network and the entire Discovery portfolio.