Chef, TV personality, and all-around household name Ayesha Curry has landed a new role: Host of The Great American Baking Show, a stateside spinoff of the UK’s Great British Bake Off. According to reports today, Curry’s co-host will be former NFL star Anthony “Spice” Adams, and an air date for the show, an amateur baking competition, has not yet been announced.
Can the Curry-Spice combo attract the same level of cult fandom enjoyed by British hosts Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry? Stay tuned as the American version, which is considerably less well-regarded, enters its third season on ABC.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of the 28-year-old chef Curry to go around. Her global barbecue restaurant, International Smoke, which found its legs as a pop-up at chef Michael Mina’s test kitchen, is ready to supplant RN74 with a permanent space when that longtime San Francisco restaurant closes. A branch of International smoke is already open in Hawaii.
It’s been a busy week for Curry: Just yesterday, she was named the newest face of Cover Girl. She’s no stranger to television, already the host of Ayesha’s Home Kitchen on the Food Network, and her husband is some sort of professional athlete.