After nearly a decade off mainstream telly, bizarre-voiced TV host and pasta sauce pusher Loyd ‘no, it’s spelled with one L’ Grossman is to return to our screens on Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor-for-grub’ show Food Glorious Food.
The show is being produced by Cowell’s Syco imprint and starts production in September. Grossman, who used to front Masterchef for 16 years before launching his own range of sauces, will judge alongside posh food writer Tom ‘yes, he is related’ Parker-Bowles and the winner of the show will get a wodge of cash and their product on the shelves in M&S.
Of Grossman’s appointment an insider is quoted as saying: “It is a great coup signing up Loyd to the show, as he was always a favourite on the original version of MasterChef. Tom is also one to watch – and will bring a touch of class to proceedings.”
Not sure which channel will show the programme, by the way, but it has ITV written all over it.
For those of you too young to remember Grossman in his pomp, here’s (honestly) a clip of him in action: