ITV greenlights three Gordon Ramsay offerings

Formats-logo-460_2GORDON_RAMSAY_PLATES_DPS-resizeITV has ordered a primetime doc series and a daytime cooking series from celebrity chef and presenter Gordon Ramsay.

The UK broadcaster has also named Ramsay as one of the presenters of its upcoming late night talk show.

Ramsay launched his own prodco, Studio Ramsay, last year, and sealed a distribution pact with All3Media.

He already had a joint venture prodco, One Potato, with All3 Media-owned production group Optomen Television, and had previously only made shows in the UK with ITV rival Channel 4. His popular series Hell’s Kitchen did go out on ITV, however.

Studio Ramsay will make the daytime show, Culinary Genius, which will launch later this year. The format will see amateur cooks compete for the title Culinary Genius. Ramsay will appear in the first week of the 20x60mins series, with different celebrity chefs hosting thereafter.

There are no details yet about the doc series, which will also be made by Studio Ramsay except for it will go out in primetime and be ‘hard hitting’.

Discovery Communications and Liberty Global-owned All3Media International will sell the above-mentioned shows and formats internationally.

ITV also said Ramsay will be one of the hosts of its new talkshow, The Nightly Show. Starting later this year, the series will be stripped through the week with different guest hosts, one of whom will be Ramsay.

Ramsay said: “We’re reaching audiences on every level with this one, and I’m really excited to work on three completely different formats with ITV.”

ITV’s director of television, Kevin Lygo, added: “Gordon is not only a world class chef, but a world class TV presenter, it’s a great thing to have him back where it all started, with some brand new shows.”

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