Tonya Harding aims for a hit with appearance on Food Network's Worst Cooks In America

Tonya Harding attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘I, Tonya’ in 2017
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I, Tonya introduced a new generation to the tabloid-headline story starring world’s most infamous figure skater; since the film’s debut, its subject Tonya Harding has enjoyed something of a pop-culture renaissance. She appeared on Dancing With The Stars and was the topic of an NBC News special called Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story. Next, Oregon Live reports she’ll return to reality TV to compete on Food Network’s Worst Cooks In America: Celebrity Edition.

Allison Page, president of HGTV and Food Network, confirmed Harding’s scheduled appearance on the 2019 season at this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour. The premise of the show is implicit in its name: Some people really suck at cooking. Some of those people are B-list celebrities. Let’s watch them flub scallops and risotto! Past celebrity contestants have included La Toya Jackson, Maria Bamford, and Perez Hilton. We look forward to watching Harding take her singularly competitive nature to the kitchen.


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