Scarlett Moffatt is to host a new ITV cookery and dating programme called - wait for it, wait for it - Love Bites.

The hybrid series will see potential suitors compete to win a date by cooking a three-course meal using identical boxes of ingredients.

The contestants will have to try to prepare the best dinner in order to win a date, proving that the stomach is the best route to the heart.

Moffatt, the former Gogglebox star, said: "I've always been obsessed with both dating and cookery shows so this rolled into one really is the dream gig for me.

"I've had such a blast filming with the daters and watching them whip up a storm in the kitchen."

Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions at ITV, said: "Scarlett is a warm, funny and quick-witted personality, currently impressing on ITV 2's Celebrity Karaoke Club.

"Audiences lover her; we're excited that she'll be presenting this exciting new series that blends together food and flirtation."

Love Bites will be broadcast on ITV 2 this autumn.