The Truth About Al Kingswriter From Worst Cooks In America Season 24

"Worst Cooks in America" is back on TV for its 24th season, and this time, viewers will feel like they're seeing double. That's because on this season, every contestant is paired up with another hapless cook, and they'll have to work together to prove to team leaders Anne Burrell and Cliff Crooks, along with the judges for different challenges, that they have what it takes to go from the "Worst Cooks in America" to the most improved cooks in America.

Al Kingswriter, from Tony, Wisconsin, is one of the new contestants (via Food Network). He's paired up with Melody Moore of Atlanta, Georgia. Kingswriter is a truck driver, and as you might expect, he doesn't have a lot of cooking experience under his belt. His partner on the show, Moore, is a beauty bar owner, so it doesn't sound like she has much experience in the kitchen, either. So does the team have a chance at winning?

Could Al Kingswriter be named champion?

Viewers got their first look at Kingswriter's cooking skills in the premiere episode of the new season of "Worst Cooks," where he proclaimed, "If I had to rate my culinary skills from 1 to 10, I'd be like a negative five something" (via "Worst Cooks in America" S24, E1). That's not very encouraging. Then again, the show is about whose cooking skills improve the most, so maybe that's actually a good sign. He did also shout "brown food tastes good!" which shows that he has a basic understanding of what brings out the flavor in foods (caramelization and the Maillard reaction).

Then again, the anecdote Kingswriter tells soon after might give you pause: He once tried to make lasagna for his wife, but it caught on fire and the dish it was prepared in shattered, resulting in him having to buy a new stove for his wife for Mother's Day. We can only imagine how Burrell and Crooks would react to that sort of disaster in the "Worst Cooks" kitchen. So far, Kingswriter has made it through the first two episodes of the new season of "Worst Cooks," so at the very least, he's been able to beat out a couple of other chefs. Only time will tell if Kingswriter will be able to develop his culinary skills throughout the season enough to win the "Worst Cooks" crown.