A stately home in Norfolk is to open up its gardens to celebrity chefs for a new ITV series. 

Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off will begin filming at the Blickling Estate near Aylsham next week.

The programme sees Ainsley Harriott judging other well-known chefs in his outdoor kitchen.

They will create dishes inspired by National Trust gardens around the country and use ingredients found within the grounds. 

Volunteers and gardeners at Blicking Estate will also be involved in the judging process. 

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Harriott brought film crews to Norfolk last year for his show Best of Britain by the Sea.

He sampled food at Norwich Market and enjoyed fish and chips in Great Yarmouth. 

The 66-year-old said: "I love a new challenge and Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off is just that - a fun cooking competition featuring some of the country's top chefs, all set in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of amazing National Trust estates.

"The gorgeous scenery, the very freshest ingredients and some fantastic new recipes will be coming together to show off our countryside at its beautiful best.”