ITV Launches New Travel Series with Judi Love and Emerald Cruises

June 19, 2024  |  Share:

ITV Presenter and Comedian Judi Love are setting sail on a brand-new food and travel journey aboard Emerald Yacht CruisesEmerald Azzura in a five-part series called ‘Judi Love’s Culinary Cruise’, which is produced by Title Role for ITV1 and ITVX.

Sailing with Judi Love: Exploring Mediterranean Flavours

Aboard the luxury yacht Emerald Azzurra, Judi will explore six unique destinations, immersing herself in the local culture and scenery. At each stop, she’ll gather fresh local ingredients to create fabulous regional dishes for the guests onboard.

The self-confessed foodie will combine her love of fun and her interest in local cuisine whilst making delicious dishes inspired by famous destinations en route.

In partnership with Emerald Cruises, Judi Love begins her Mediterranean journey from Kotor, Montenegro, sailing through Parga, Kerkira, and Kefalonia, concluding her adventure in the charming Greek town of Itea.

Judi Love’s Culinary Adventure: From MasterChef to Mediterranean Ports

Besides her regular spot on ITV’s beloved panel show Loose Women, Judi Love delighted audiences with her love for food and impressive cooking skills when she clinched the title of ‘MasterChef’ champion in 2021 with her delightful Jamaican-inspired feast. Now, the TV host and comedian is eager to explore new culinary adventures.

Host, Judi Love says: “I am so excited to be setting sail on this new adventure with ITV. Growing up within a Jamaican family, food was always at the heart of any function and occasion. So I’m truly excited to experience the culture, people and food of the beautiful Mediterranean.

“I’m looking forward to exploring all of the destinations as food has such a way of telling a story for many, especially in the Mediterranean where it’s about sharing love, traditions and identity.

“I have always loved watching loved ones cook and I truly love serving up a hearty plate of food for my family and friends. So I’m thrilled to be able to embrace this with ITV and the audience at home… I can’t wait to get started.”

Produced by Title Role Productions, with Helen Tonge as executive producer and Lizzie Gill as series producer and director, this series is created by BE Studio from ITV. BE Studio is a comprehensive creative studio specializing in Ad Funded Entertainment (AFE), renowned for crafting innovative formats that aids in building emotional connections with ITV’s audience. Their portfolio includes successful collaborations like “Cooking with the Stars” with M&S and the upcoming series “Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain.”

Leanne Clarke, assistant commissioner, Entertainment & Daytime ITV mentioned: “It’s all hands on deck for this exciting new series with ITV favourite, Judi Love. The series is warm and fun filled with adventure and good food at its heart, which will appeal to so many of our viewers.”

“We’re delighted that BE Studio has played a role in bringing this incredible campaign to ITV. Emerald Cruises is the perfect partner and we can’t wait to see Judi Love on a luxury yacht, travelling to beautiful, scenic locations and tasting some mouth-watering dishes,” said Bhavit Chandrani, director of BE Studio from ITV.

Nichola Absalom, Emerald Cruises’ managing director, sales and marketing said: “We are thrilled to host Judi Love on board Emerald Azzurra to discover the spectacular local cuisine and sail to some of the region’s smaller ports on our 100-passenger yacht. This industry-leading luxury yacht – complete with a suite of watersport toys, Marina Platform for swim stops and Wellness Deck – is the ideal base from which to showcase this beautiful part of the world, and create some mouth-watering local dishes.”

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