'Worst Cooks in America' Season 20 canceled? How Ariel Robinson's horrendous crime will kill the Food Network show

The show recently pulled all the footage and every piece of data from Season 20 that just aired in the latter half of 2020 because of a terrifying crime that winner Ariel Robinson is charged with

                            'Worst Cooks in America' Season 20 canceled? How Ariel Robinson's horrendous crime will kill the Food Network show
'Worst Cooks in America' Season 20 cast (Food Network)

'Worst Cooks in America' Season 21 is currently on the air. It is considered as one of the most-watched shows whenever a season is airing because it marries comic relief courtesy of nasty amateur home chefs – and food, a combination that seems to be working amongst audiences who tune in every Sunday for a perfect weekend.

However, there are chances that the show might be canceled and never come back for a Season 22. What could be the reason you ask? Here are the details. 

Season 20 of 'Worst Cooks' aired in June 2020. As is the format of the show, they once again scoured the entire county and recruited some of the most disastrous cooks to exist on the show in a bid to turn them into somewhat decent cooks and to award a sum of $25,000 to the winner.

Cameron Bartlett and Carla Hall from 'Worst Cooks in America' (Food Network)


Ariel Robinson or Ari as she was popularly known on the show turned out to be one of the most hilarious contestants there could ever be on that season. The ever-smiling and always loud, cheerful and funny Ari won the competition and took away the money.

She had expressed a desire to win the amount for a fact that she and her husband had gone ahead and made three new additions to their family. Already, parents of two young boys, she said that she and her husband had adopted a family of three orphaned siblings and were extremely happy but needed the funds to take better care of them. Her story struck a chord with the viewers and everyone cheered hard for her when she won the show.

However, it might come as a shocker to know that the couple has been placed under arrest and charged with homicide after their three-year-old adoptive daughter named Victoria Smith, according to the Greenville station, has died under their care as a result of a "series of blunt force injuries."

Ariel Robinson (Police Handout)


According to a report from Greenville, South Carolina's NBC affiliate, WYFF News 4, Ariel and her husband, Jerry Robinson, 34, both from Simpsonville, South Carolina, were charged on January 19 with homicide by child abuse. Both of them are being held without bond in a Greenville, South Carolina detention center, according to Fox Carolina. 

Deadline reports that The Food Network "has scrubbed all content related to the Season 20 show." Although the competition was filmed in February 2020, there is no word from the network yet and there may be a strong chance that it has been canceled. 

There is no return date in sight as of now but stay tuned to know more about the cancellation rumors. 

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