These are the celebrities hosting the UK’s biggest virtual dinner party - and how to join in

Recipe box brand Gousto is launching a bid to bring one million people together over a virtual dinner party, hosted by Nick Grimshaw, on Friday 22 May at 8pm.

The initiative comes as over three quarters of Brits (78 per cent) were found to believe that cooking food and sharing meals brings people together, no matter what’s going on in the world.

For one night only, the Table for 1 Million dinner party, which may be the UK's biggest ever virtual dinner party, is free for everyone to attend.

How will it work?

Joining from the comfort of their own kitchens, the four dinner guests - Nick Grimshaw, Paloma Faith, David Haye, and Katherine Ryan - will serve-up an unmissable evening of entertainment over delicious food.

People joining from home will be able to ask them questions, participate in group photos, and get involved in a variety of unique interactive moments that bring everyone close together, in order to celebrate community spirit.

Broadcaster Nick Grimshaw, and the host of Table for 1 Million, commented, “My love for food has grown to a whole new level during the lockdown. Tea time is the best time so I can’t wait to get thousands of people around the same virtual table at Table for 1 Million with my three dreamy guests, Paloma, Katherine, and David.”

What's for dinner?

In the lead-up to the event, people are able to book a seat at Table for 1 Million and access one of four delicious Gousto recipes to cook and enjoy at the dinner party.

The dishes range from a 'Garlicky Chicken Kiev with Green Beans' to 'Creamy two-mushroom Risotto'. There's also an official Spotify playlist, featuring tracks selected by the celebrity dinner guests, that diners can tune into on the night whilst they are cooking and eating.

Boxing champion David Haye commented, “I must admit I do love good food, I’ve been doing more cooking during lockdown - it’s been a steep learning curve, but mealtimes are now a real moment in the day, a social occasion. I tend to put on some music and hope for the best.

"For me, Gousto’s Table for 1 Million is doing two great things - bringing people together across the country and raising donations for the Trussell Trust foodbank charity, which is so important during this time. I can’t wait to get around that virtual table with Nick, Katherine, Paloma, and celebrate great food with everybody in their homes.”

How to join

To join in, book your seat at Gousto’s Table for 1 Million virtual dinner party with your friends and family, and download four official Gousto recipes by clicking here.