The Truth About Eddie Anderson From Worst Cooks In America Season 24

Food Network's hit competition series, "Worst Cooks in America," is back for Season 24 — and the cooks are just as terrible as ever. This season, the 12 contestants are coached by mentors Anne Burrell and Cliff Crooks, competing for a grand prize of $25,000 and (hopefully) improving their cooking skills to take back to their home kitchens. The cooks on Season 24 include pairs of best friends, cousins, and even married couples, such as Kara and Eddie Anderson of Leitchfield, Kentucky, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.

The Andersons are both teachers at Grayson County High School, where Eddie teaches art, per Grayson County News. They decided to try out for the show after Kara's mother told them that the series was auditioning couples. The duo told a Kentucky-based ABC news station that before the show, they basically subsisted on fast food and gas station scrambled eggs. "It seems like all of our students work the registers at all the fast food chains, so they'll see us at Dairy Queen sometimes twice a day," Eddie Anderson said.

Will Eddie Anderson learn to cook on "Worst Cooks in America?"

Eddie Anderson said he hopes that learning his way around the kitchen on "Worst Cooks in America" will not only save him and his wife money, but also add a spark to their relationship. "Most of my good meals come from my in-laws' house. We eat a lot of leftovers. They're good, but it's not the same as eating in your own home and having a nice romantic meal with your wife," Anderson told WHAS11

On the first episode, Eddie landed a spot on the blue team with chef Cliff Crooks, a mentor he called "fun" and "down to earth" (via Grayson County News). He added that he was relieved not to have been chosen for Burrell's team: Growing up, he lacked confidence in his culinary skills because his home was filled "with women who did not trust him in the kitchen." While his wife was placed on the opposite team, he said he was glad they had each other during filming, which "was a lot more intense than how it looks on television." Plus, he finally learned how to cut an onion.