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“My Kitchen Rules” returns to the UK

British pubcaster Channel 4 has secured the UK rights to the hit Australian culinary competition format My Kitchen Rules from 7Wonder Productions. (Pictured: series host Steve Jones)
January 5, 2016

British pubcaster Channel 4 has secured the UK rights to the Australian culinary competition format My Kitchen Rules from 7Wonder Productions.

Hosted by Steve Jones (pictured), the 30 x 60-minute My Kitchen Rules UK will pit teams of ordinary individuals against each other as they attempt to serve up three-course menus for fellow contestants and judges in their homes-turned-restaurants for the chance to take home a £10,000 (US$14,650) prize.

My Kitchen Rules UK initially premiered in January 2014 on British satcaster Sky Living. The series was produced by FremantleMedia-owned Boundless Productions and was hosted by baker Lorraine Pascale and Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.

The Australian format is currently heading into its seventh season on the Seven Network.

The forthcoming UK version will air later this year with Eve Kay serving as executive producer for the series. Channel 4 commissioning editor of entertainment Syeda Irtizaali acquired the program for C4 Daytime.

“This show is about real people making really great food; showcasing the very best of regional produce and pride in local dishes,” Jones said in a statement.

“Pop-up restaurants are the latest addition to the UK’s ongoing food revolution and a brilliant way for amateur chefs to show off their cooking skills and passion for food,” Kay added. “An entertaining national competition pitching different regions against each other will bring out the best in British food and should discover exciting new food talent.”

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