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Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter gets new role as TV celebrity chef


Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter

FORMER Justice Minister Alan Shatter will set out to prove that he is worth his salt in the kitchen with an appearance on reality show The Restaurant.

The Fine Gael politician is one of six famous faces who will take to the kitchen and try to rustle up restaurant standard fare for the latest series.

It is believed that Shatter tried his hand at an orange duck main and a traditional trifle dessert.

The politician resigned from Government in June after Sean Guerin's report into garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe's allegations. He's now taking legal action against the report's findings. But it seems that he is out to prove he can take the heat once more as he joins the show for its 10th series. The successful show will make its TV3 debut in January 2015, having previously aired on RTE.

The show will make up part of the Ballymount broadcaster's offensive against UTV Ireland, which launches in January.

Six celebs are tasked with becoming a head chef at the Wineport Lodge in Westmeath and are then judged by critics. They must prepare a three-course menu with Aldi ingredients and wine-list.