Gordon Ramsay and Fox Entertainment have struck a deal to form Studio Ramsay Global, a jointly-owned production entity that will develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for Fox and its ad-supported streamer Tubi, as well as other platforms worldwide.
As part of the partnership, Studio Ramsay Global will acquire 100% of Ramsay’s (pictured left) current TV business, Studio Ramsay, with Fox funding the purchase.
Based in London and Los Angeles, the company will own and serve as the exclusive production home for all new series featuring and/or produced by the chef, restaurateur and presenter.
Fox Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio, Fox Alternative Entertainment, run by president of alternative entertainment and specials Rob Wade, will oversee the production of all new programs produced by the outfit, including Ramsay’s upcoming cooking competition Next Level Chef.
Content for other platforms, both internationally and in the U.S., will continue to be produced by their respective production companies, with Studio Ramsay chief creative officer Lisa Edwards broadening her responsibilities in the newly formed company.
Studio Ramsay Global’s inaugural board of directors will be comprised of Ramsay, Wade and Charlie Collier (pictured right), CEO of Fox Entertainment.
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, not just for me, but for the team at Studio Ramsay. We’ll be creating food and lifestyle ideas, but also developing an incredible new talent pool of food, drink and industry leaders to create our own culinary talent branch,” Ramsay said in a statement.
“Gordon Ramsay is the definition of partner and friend. He’s also the genius behind a global brand that represents integrity and excellence in food, lifestyle and so much more,” Collier added. “Gordon has been an important part of the Fox experience for years, bringing an energy, entrepreneurial spirit and attitude that fits beautifully at Fox. Though you never left, Gordon, welcome back you (brilliant) donut!”
Ramsay’s existing series include Fox’s MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Hell’s Kitchen.