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ITV to remake Gordon Ramsay’s US cookery series Next Level Chef in the UK

The Next Level Chef format has been picked up by ITV in the UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a local remake of the US culinary format Next Level Chef.

The green light comes after ITV acquired the UK format rights from Studio Ramsay Global (SRG), the production entity launched by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and Fox Entertainment last year.

SRG will produce the UK adaptation, with Ramsay, Lisa Edwards and Ian Peckham serving as executive producers. It will be filmed at Acton Studios in West London, with Ramsay also featuring in the show alongside two additional mentors.

Gordon Ramsay

The deal marks the first format sale for Next Level Chef, which premiered on Fox in the US in January and has since been renewed for a second season. The next season will debut on Fox following the Super Bowl game in February 2023.

The format sees line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners and others competing for cash prizes as part of teams mentored by Ramsay and other celebrity chefs, while cooking on a three-storey stage.

“When we launched Next Level Chef in the US earlier this year, the goal was for other broadcasters and international territories to recognise the truly original and epic format,” said Ramsay.

“I’m delighted ITV stepped up straight away to become our UK broadcast partner and by doing so, enabled us to develop a very exciting Next Level Chef global production hub out of Acton Studios in West London.”

“Next Level Chef’s immediate success speaks to the very reason why we’re so fortunate to be in business with Gordon; and, as his longtime partners, ITV is the perfect home in the UK for his next big format,” added Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials, Fox Entertainment.

According to Fox, the US premiere of Next Level Chef was the highest-rated debut of the 2021/22 broadcast season among adults 18-49, as well as being the third most-streamed unscripted Fox debut ever, attracting 4.1 million viewers across Hulu and Fox Now to date.


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