Channel 4 today (Tuesday January 10) announced the recommission of competitive cooking series ‘My Kitchen Rules UK’.
Produced by 7 Wonder, ‘My Kitchen Rules UK’ launched as a 30-part series of one-hour episodes last summer. Following its success, the recommission will see the series extended by a further 10 shows, bringing the total to 40.
Two-time Michelin Star chef Michael Caines MBE and food writer Prue Leith CBE will again join forces to judge entrepreneurial amateur cooks, who will open their own restaurants at home for one night in a bid to scoop a cash prize and the right to say, “My Kitchen Rules”.
The series is based on Australia’s ‘My Kitchen Rules’, which holds the top spot as the country’s number one show on Seven Network.
Casting is currently under way for contestants from across the country to take part in the UK series, which will air this summer.
Channel 4 commissioning editor of entertainment Syeda Irtizaali, said: “’My Kitchen Rules UK’ is a great format for amateur cooks. I’m amazed at the breadth of creativity that contestants across Britain show when creating a unique dining experience for each other, and for cooking legends Michael and Prue. We’re thrilled to be serving up a second helping later this year.”
Debb Swindells, series producer at 7 Wonder, added: “We’re delighted to be bringing back more ‘My Kitchen Rules UK’. We received a great response from series one. So now we’re now on the hunt for more passionate home cooks, and we can’t wait to shine a light on some of the best food talent that this country has to offer.”
Judges Prue Leith and Michael Caines