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Chef Jason Atherton new TV gameshow hits screens next week

16 January 2014 by
Chef Jason Atherton new TV gameshow hits screens next week

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton's new television game show, My Kitchen Rules, is to begin next week on satellite channel Sky Living HD.

The 10-part series, which was announced for the first time last year, will see six teams of two amateur cooks competing to turn a domestic kitchen into an in-house restaurant.

Atherton and co-presenter, baker and chef Lorraine Pascale will host and judge.

Each week, the pairs will be judged on their menus and cooking before facing an elimination round.

On announcing the move in March last year, the 2012 Chef Catey Award winner told Caterer and Hotelkeeper: "I [am] so excited to be part of a programme which showcases serious food for home cooks. I get asked to do a lot of TV and often say no, but I'm thankful to the makers of the series… for giving me the opportunity to host a show like this. They think it's going to be a smash hit."

He added that the programme would "show people at home how far we've come as a nation".

"I'm hoping to pass on the culinary knowledge I have learnt over the past 25 years in the industry to educate people about good food," he said.

This is the first presenting job for Atherton, but he is a regular guest on shows including BBC's MasterChef, Saturday Kitchen and Great British Menu.

The programme is made by Boundless (part of FremantleMedia UK) and Sky, and is a UK version of the original Australian series of the same name. It begins this Thursday at 9pm.

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