Curtis Stone is double-dipping.
Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” host has just signed on as the official guest co-host for ABC’s “The Chew.” He’ll replace the regular co-hosts when they’re taking time off. His first stab at the new gig begins Tuesday Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 15.
“Curtis brings our viewers a wealth of knowledge about food, cooking and pop culture,” said “The Chew’s” executive producer Gordon Elliott. “He’s demonstrated his chemistry with our viewers and co-hosts countless times during his past visits. Not only that, the ladies loves him!”
Stone, who has appeared numerous times on the daytime culinary show as a guest, said he’s a fan of the series. “All of the hosts are an absolute delight to work with and bring a good combination of food philosophies, ideas and experience to the table,” Stone added. “They each love food and cooking just as much as I do, so I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty on set to demo my very latest and greatest dishes.”
The Australian native has co-hosted Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” series since its third season in 2011. Formerly, he starred on TLC’s “Take Home Chef.” Stone also competed on NBC’s third season of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Curtis published his fifth cookbook, “What’s for Dinner?: Recipes for a Busy Life” in April 2013, which made the New York Times bestseller list.
Inspired by “The View,” “The Chew” premiered on ABC daytime in 2011. Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz currently co-host the talk show-cooking show hybrid.