Media release: Hardeep joins The Hairy Bikers Cook Off as celebrity guest

COOKING doesn’t get any hairier than this – broadcaster, journalist, raconteur and enthusiastic chef, Hardeep Singh Kohli, is to join The Hairy Bikers, as the celebrity studio guest on their popular new show, The Hairy Bikers Cook Off.

Hardeep, who was recently appointed an official ambassador for Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, said: “I’ve always been an admirer of The Hairy Bikers so it was great to get a chance to cook alongside them – and I have it on good authority that my guest appearance marked the first time in broadcasting history that three bearded men have cooked together on the BBC!”

Hardeep, who was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef, will cook a Braised Oxtail Curry with a grapefruit and mint salad on the show.

Sounds delicious – but what did The Hairy Bikers make of it?

Well, viewers can find out for themselves when the hairiest episode of The Hairy Bikers Cook Off is shown on BBC2 on Friday 12 November at 5.15pm.


For further information please contact Susan Christie at Liquorice Media on tel 0141 561 4018/07971 823651

Issued on behalf of Hardeep Singh Kohli by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 9th November 2010

Notes for editors

  • Hardeep is a regular on BBC1’s Question Time, and This Week with Andrew Neil and was a former Newsnight Review presenter and contributor.
  • Hardeep was part of the original team on the highly-successful BBC1 programme, The One Show, reporting the length and breadth of the country on all manner of stories.
  • For Channel 4 he has written and presented the BAFTA award-winning In Search of the Tartan Turban which led to the critically-acclaimed and award winning Hardeep Does… Also for Channel 4 he wrote and presented the seminal three-part gambling series, 50 says you’ll watch this.
  • Hardeep is in demand as an after-dinner speaker and awards host and has recently branched out into business and motivational speaking.

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Contact: Susan Christie