UK’s ITV explores Australian food scene with MGM Alternative, John Torode & Lisa Faulkner

Barry Poznick

ITV in the UK has lined up an MGM Alternative-produced food show that will follow John Torode and Lisa Faulkner as they explore Western Australia.

John & Lisa’s Food Trip Down Under will track the couple as they explore culinary delights in Oz, with the five-parter taking the married duo from the bright lights of Perth to the Margaret River and into the Southern Forests.

Head of MGM Alternative, Barry Poznick, said: “It has been incredible to watch the growth of our UK business in the last three years. This latest partnership with ITV to produce John & Lisa’s Food Trip Down Under means that we are now producing quality content for all major broadcasters in the UK, from major Saturday night entertainment and peak-time formats, through to documentaries and daytime series.”

The 5 x 60-minute series, which will be available on ITV and streamer ITVX, has been commissioned by Lara Akeju, the network’s commissioning editor for entertainment.

The series is produced in conjunction with travel firm Trailfinders and has secured “on-the-ground support” from Tourism Western Australia.

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