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C4, Gok Wan stir up Chinese cooking show

UK net Channel 4 has commissioned Optomen Television to produce Gok Cooks Chinese, a series in which fashion consultant and TV presenter Gok Wan (pictured) will turn his hand to Chinese cooking.
February 21, 2012

UK net Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned Optomen Television to produce Gok Cooks Chinese, a series in which fashion consultant and TV presenter Gok Wan (pictured) will turn his hand to Chinese cooking.

Wan, best known for fronting C4′s How to Look Good Naked, will be joined by his father John in the 6 x 30-minute cookery series, which was ordered by C4′s features commissioning editor Katie Boyd and is set to air in May.

“Gok’s a brilliant home cook and his recipes are a revelation, healthy, fast and packed with flavor,” said Optomen MD Pat Llewellyn. “Gok’s Chinese way of cooking feels incredibly modern – fresh ingredients cooked so quickly it makes 30 minute meals look like slow motion. Everyone loves eating Chinese food, but not many of us dare cook it at home – I’m sure Gok is going to change that.”

“Gok’s a whiz with a wok – and his delectable yet simple Chinese recipes are made to make your mouth water,” added Boyd.

The show will be executive produced by Llewellyn and Optomen creative director Sue Murphy.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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