Star studded talent serve up Choccywoccydoodah cake challenges on Watch

Choccy Tinie

LONDON, 9 April 2014

Tinie Tempah, Sir Richard Branson, Melanie C and Derren Brown are amongst the high profile names who have signed up to appear in the new series of Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck on UKTV's flagship pay entertainment channel Watch. The factual entertainment programme from Twofour will feature challenges that will be more intricate and edgy for the celebrities than ever before.

Traversing both sides of the Atlantic, the second series of Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck (10 x 60'), is due to complement the channel's impressive autumn schedule and has been commissioned by Senior Commissioning Editor Catherine Catton and ordered by General Manager of Watch, Steve Hornsey.

Never have the stakes been higher for the world-class team at Choccywoccydoodah as they race against the clock to create bespoke extraordinary cakes which will be unveiled at the celebrities own showbiz events. The Choccy team will be on hand throughout, designing, baking and constructing the outlandish designs to make dreams come true.

Every episode of this super-sized series will feature a different celebrity, and capture Choccywocydoodah's expansion; this time to an impressive two storey new store in Brighton. To mark the new location, the team will be staging an exclusive and flamboyant launch party on the pier complete with a collection of outlandish cakes, chocolate designs and Choccy's diva friends and fans.

UKTV's Catherine Catton said

We're delighted to be working with Twofour on this compelling instalment of Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck, but this time bringing it to the audience of Watch who will appreciate the out-of-ordinary nature of the series.

Steve Hornsey, General Manager of Watch adds,

Viewers on Watch already enjoy entertaining food content, but this series will combine breath-taking A-list celebrity challenges and jeopardy, all served up as part of the extraordinary world of cake and chocolate, that is Choccywoccydoodah.

Juliet Rice from Twofour said,

It's great that this new and exclusive super-sized series of Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck is going to be shown on Watch. Viewers will be in for a treat as we follow the Choccy team around the UK and the US as they battle against the odds to deliver the jaw-dropping challenges of each of the celebrities.

Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck will be overseen by UKTV Commissioning Editor, Shirani Sabaratnam, with Twofour's Linda Parkhurst as Series Producer and Juliet Rice as Executive Producer.

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