Top TV chefs will serve up a tasty night out

Ready Steady Cook Live!, the long-awaited tour of the smash hit TV cookery show, will hit the road, travelling the length and breadth of the UK from September.

It is coming to Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Wednesday, November 20, from 7pm.Russell Grant, who won the nation’s hearts in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing, will bring his inimitable style and energy to the show as host.

Russell has also enjoyed huge success in the West End and on tour, starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of The Wizard of Oz, Teen Angel in Grease and in Midnight Tango with his Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Flavia Cacace.

Although the chefs for the Derby date have not yet been confirmed, among those who are involved in the nationwide tour are the likes of Lesley Waters, Nick Nairn, Tony Tobin, Brian Turner and Kevin Woodford.

Following the legendary TV format, guest chefs will work against the clock to prepare a meal, backed up by the classic competing Red Tomato/Green Pepper kitchens.

Ready Steady Cook debuted on BBC1 in 1994 and the most recent UK edition aired in 2010.

Tickets, priced at £26.25, are available by calling 01332 255800.