The line up for Celebrity Grilling: The Sequel is really starting to heat up with more celebrities confirming their involvement in the unique dining experience, set to take place on Sunday 3rd October at Restaurant Bar and Grill in Manchester.

Celebrity Grilling: The Sequel will see two celebrity teams going head to head to cook signature dishes, shake things up behind the bar and serve up a unique experience to guests at the restaurant all in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

Former England and Liverpool Footballer John Barnes has been confirmed as one of the captains with Blackburn player David Dunn helping John on the attack front of house, while Rugby star Charlie Hodgson will try to prove he has a safe pair of hands, stirring up cocktails behind the bar.

The sports stars will take on an all stars team from the world of television, which will be led by actor John Thomson. Helping John to really heat things up will be Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent and Samia Smith and Hollyoaks stars Ashley Taylor Dawson and Nick Pickard.

Following on from the success of last year’s Celebrity Grilling event and once again hosted by Angus Deayton, the evening promises to be full of surprises as the two teams prepare three course meals for guests. One team concentrating on creating an exquisite main course of herb roast lobster paella with lemon, while the second team will take on the challenge of creating a main of slow cooked aged Aberdeen angus beef fillet with wild mushrooms and butter roast fondant potato.

Steven Walker, owner of Restaurant Bar and Grill commented: “Celebrity Grilling is a fabulous event; last year the celebrities gave it their all. This year looks set to once again be a fantastic evening as the two celebrity teams will receive no star treatment and be put to the test to see who really can stand the heat.”

Talking about the event John Thomson, who is a patron of the Charity said: “I’m really looking forward to getting in that kitchen and cooking up a treat for guests. I love cooking but I’m used to preparing meals for family and friends so making dishes for so many is really going to test my metal but at the end of the day its about having fun to raise money for a worthwhile cause that I know makes a difference to children at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.”

Maurice Watkins, Chairman of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity added: “Celebrity Grilling: The Sequel would not be possible without the generosity of Restaurant Bar and Grill and the celebrities who are kindly giving their time to make this a night to remember. Hopefully we will raise a fantastic amount that will go towards making life easier for children and their families coming into our hospital.”

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity is raising money to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the hospital – improving the lives of thousands of children each year across the North West and beyond.

The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide additional resources that make life easier for patients and their families who use the hospital.

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