Ex-Westlife star Brian McFadden: I hope my next girlfriend can cook


Former Westlife star Brian McFadden is on the hunt for a woman who can cook.

Despite hosting cooking game show Who's Doing The Dishes?, the singer insisted he has no interest in learning how to make his own meals.

Host Brian McFadden with Chesney Hawkes in his kitchen

He said: "I cannot cook. I can make beans on toast and eggs, that's it. I don't think I've ever cooked anything."

But his lack of skill in the kitchen is apparently shared by his ex-wives Kerry Katona and Vogue Williams, as well as former fiancee Delta Goodrem.

The 36-year-old told the Press Association: "I've had three partners - Kerry, Delta, Vogue. Not one could cook anything. Takeaways and dinners out the whole time.

Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden

"The next woman I'm going to meet, I'm going to hope she can cook, just so I can stop eating takeaways.

"I'm going to have to go on Tinder and go 'I'm looking for a chef'."

Brian McFadden hosts Who's Doing The Dishes

Who's Doing The Dishes? is back for a third series on ITV Daytime, with guests including Paul Daniels' widow Debbie McGee, Steps star Ian "H" Watkins and I'm A Celebrity's Lady C.

The show sees celebrities invite a team of competitors into their home where they cook them a meal. But their identity remains a mystery, and guests must guess whose house they are visiting in order to get out of doing the washing up.

Tamara Beckwith with host Brian McFadden in her kitchen

However, Brian said there is one person missing from the show: Simon Cowell.

The music mogul signed Irish boyband Westlife in 1998.

Brian said: "Simon Cowell, he'd be great because you know he's not going to be able to cook."


Former Westlife manager Louis Walsh disgraced himself in the first series by creating a chicken marinade out of water, mustard and ketchup, and serving chips so hard they caused dental problems.

"Louis was disgraceful - how could you cook chips so wrong that you actually chip someone's tooth with a chip? That says it all," Brian said.

But the singer believes Simon could actually set a new low: "I say he would be worse."

Who's Doing The Dishes? airs on ITV on weekdays at 3pm.