Vincent Regan has joined the cast of 'Delicious'.

Vincent Regan, Dawn French and Emilia Fox

Vincent Regan, Dawn French and Emilia Fox

The '300' actor will join Dawn French and Emilia Fox as rich investor Mason Elliott in the Sky production for the upcoming third series.

Vincent said: "I absolutely loved my time on the set of 'Delicious'. We had a great time filming in some beautiful locations and I'm thrilled to have joined the cast to shake up the dynamic for this series."

Viewers will meet famous chef and restaurateur Mason in the first episode as he joins Gina Benelli (Dawn) and Sam Vincent (Emilia) at the Penrose Hotel, where the pair's relationship is being tested by surprises thrown at the them by their families and turbulent love lives.

Mason has been described as "devilishly" good looking and charming, traits matched by his talent in the kitchen and his knack for spotting, and capitalising on, potential.

The upcoming series will also star Sheila Hancock as Mimi Vincent, Iain Glen as Leo Vincent, Tanya Reynolds as Teresa Benelli and Aaron Anthony as Adam, while Rhashan Stone will be back as Sam's high school sweetheart Marc.

Serena Bowman, executive producer for Sky, said: "We're over the moon Vincent has joined the cast for this hugely popular drama.

"There are some exciting storylines for the third series and we're looking forward to curling up on the sofa and watching over Christmas!"

What's more, viewers are said to be in for a festive treat with the on-screen chemistry between Vincent, Dawn and Emilia.

Phillippa Giles, executive producer and producer for Bandit, added: "In the brand-new series of 'Delicious' we were looking for an actor that could move the dial and change things up a bit.

"Vincent's chemistry with Dawn and Emilia was palpable from the first!"

'Delicious' will be on Sky One and NOW TV in December 2018.