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The Fishermen’s Mission to appear on Ready, Steady Cook

Fundraising colleagues Dean Lawrence and Julian Waring of the Fishermen’s Mission are to hit TV screens in the new season of BBC1's Ready Steady Cook.

Airing on 2nd March after a 10 year break, the four-week series is presented by Rylan Neal-Clark and sees Julian paired up with former Great British Menu winner Ellis Barrie while Dean is teamed with Anna Haugh, a regular on the cooking TV scene.

Dean, corporate partnerships manager based at head office, and Julian, regional fundraiser from Cornwall, applied to be part of the show with the hope of increasing awareness for the charity and the wider fishing industry and to encourage more people to eat fish.

Julian comments: “It was a straightforward application and then the producer interviewed us on a live Skype chat and before we knew it, we were being sent the dates and details to film at the BBC Glasgow studios.”

Dean added: “It is exactly like you see on TV, you don’t know which chefs you are going to be paired with the timing for the cooking is real."

He adds: “I looked over and by the time Julian had peeled a carrot and burnt the milk, the 20 minutes was up!

“To see how the chefs can think of meals in seconds, then create three dishes in 20 minutes, it was a marvel to watch the skill and creativity.”

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