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Saturday Kitchen debut for Derry chef Ian Orr

Northern Ireland chef Ian Orr will be making his Saturday Kitchen debut on August 5.

Orr, whose Londonderry restaurant Browns Bonds Hill  was awarded Best Food Tourism Experience in Northern Ireland for 2017, will be cooking a top secret dish for celebrity guest, Game of Thrones Yara Greyjoy, actress Gemma Whelan.

Speaking ahead of his Saturday Kitchen debut, Ian said: “I’m really looking forward to appearing on Saturday Kitchen. I’m so excited to be doing what I love on live television and I’m especially proud to be representing Northern Ireland on live television.

“I’m not allowed to say what I’m going to be cooking as it’s top secret but it’s a colourful dish bursting with extreme flavours to really tantalise the tastebuds.

“I’m used to cooking live in front of an audience in my restaurants at my regular cooking demonstrations and at the various events I appear at across Northern Ireland but when I appear on live television I try not to think about the millions watching in case it makes me nervous so I’m just planning to enjoy every minute and give it my best.

“And my competitive streak is really determined to do well on the omelette challenge. I want to see my face on that board!”

Ian opened Browns Bonds Hill with Marcus Roulston in 2009. The restaurant has twice been named Best Restaurant in Ulster by Restaurants Association of Ireland.

Saturday Kitchen Live will be broadcast on BBC One, Saturday, August 5, at 10.00am.

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