Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay returns to the U.K.’s ITV with a whole new menu of programming, including a daytime cooking series, a primetime docuseries and as a host of the upcoming late-night program, The Nightly Show.
The new shows mark the return of Ramsay to ITV, where he first launched his global award-winning reality competition show Hell’s Kitchen.
The daytime cooking show due out later this year, Culinary Genius (20×60) is a new format, large-scale competition that will run for four weeks on ITV. Each episode features nine amateur cooks competing in various challenges in hopes of taking home a cash prize and the title of Culinary Genius. Each episode also includes a guest professional chef and an appearance by Ramsay in the first week of the shows.
Culinary Genius was commissioned by ITV’s Head of Daytime, Helen Warner and will be produced by Ramsay Studios.
Ramsay will also present a primetime documentary series, which will begin filming this year. The documentary series has been commissioned by ITV’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Sue Murphy.
Both the documentary series and Culinary Genius will be distributed by All3media International. Ramsay Studio has a joint venture with All3Media to develop and produce both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming.
The famed chef will also guest host for one week of The Nightly Show, ITV’s brand new night entertainment series. The 30-minute daily show will feature big name hosts each week over the course of its eight-week run.
The Nightly Show will be produced for ITV by Second Act Productions and the commissioner is ITV’s Head of Comedy Entertainment Peter Davey.