Johnny Weir to go from the rink to the kitchen!
Johnny Weir, a three-time US National Champion and two-time Olympian in figure skating, will be taking his competitive skills from the ice rink to the kitchen.
Weir, who is openly gay, is one of eight celebrities set to face off in Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off. Previews of the show show him kissing fellow competitor, actor Dean McDermmott but the context of the kiss is not clear. McDermott is married to Tori Spelling.
Hosts Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, who headline other popular Food Network shows, lead the teams of celebrities as they battle for culinary glory and a sizable donation to the charity of their choice.
Weir and McDermott are members of ‘Team Guy’ which also includes singer, dancer and actress Chilli is best known as one-third of the R&B/hip-hop group TLC and designer, author and philanthropist Cornelia Guest.
‘Team Rachael consists of singer Carnie Wilson, actress Kathy Najimy, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and former NFL player Hines Ward who is a two-time Super Bowl champion.
The show will have its season premiere on January 6!