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Carol Vorderman, Loyd Grossman take swipe at 'shouty' rival food shows

Food Glorious Food stars Carol Vorderman and Loyd Grossman have taken a swipe at rival cookery shows, claiming that too many are aggressive and "shouty".

The duo are part of the presenting team on Simon Cowell's new ITV series Food Glorious Food, which is launching a hunt for Britain's best recipe.

'Food Glorious Food' - Judge Loyd Grossman

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'Food Glorious Food' - Judge Loyd Grossman

Carol Vorderman, Rex features 2013

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Carol Vorderman

Grossman, who famously presented MasterChef in the '90s, said that the charm of their show was that it involved "genuine amateurs".

"We have a lot of programmes on TV with guys in white jackets shouting at members of the public," said Grossman.

"But on this programme, it's not about chefs. It's about the love of food."

Vorderman told Digital Spy that she found "shouty" food shows a turn-off and that the competitive nature of them is slightly ridiculous.

"I don't like things that get shouty or when you get four people cooking a steak with caramelised onions like it's life or death," she told DS.

'Food Glorious Food' - Judges Anne Harrison, Loyd Grossman, Tom Parker Bowles and Stacie Stewart with presenter Carol Vorderman

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'Food Glorious Food' - The judges

"It's not life or death, it's a bit of meat. 'Oh this is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life'. No it's not! You've cooked a bit of meat. I can't deal with that.

"I don't like shows with aggression."

Food Glorious Food starts tonight at 8pm on ITV.
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