‘Ready Steady Cook’ is back on BBC One on March 2 in a revamped format featuring Rylan Clark-Neal as host and five talents from the culinary world: Mike Reid, Romy Gill, Akis Petretzikis, Ellis Barrie and Anna Haugh.
The broadcaster said: ‘The new show reflects contemporary food themes, from cooking on a budget to eating healthily and managing food waste – mirroring the changes in food and British cooking over the past decade.
‘In every episode, two contestants are each paired up with a chef, going head to head in the newly designed ‘Ready Steady Cook’ kitchen. But in this new series, the chefs face two different taste tests and the clock is always ticking!
‘In the first challenge, each contestant is armed with their bag of ingredients, all bought within a range of prices from £3.50 to £10. They have 20 minutes to create delicious, surprising and inspiring dishes ready to wow the studio audience.
‘There are further twists along the way including wildcard ingredients. The revamped second challenge is even faster, as each pair has just 10 minutes to create more dishes, this time based on the audience’s ingredients cards.
‘With unlikely combinations always a possibility, the pressure is on to create yet more flavour sensations. And in true ‘Ready Steady Cook’ tradition, the casting vote on the show’s winner is left to the audience, who have their say on the best dishes by voting with the iconic red tomato and green pepper voting cards.’
Ready Steady Cook starts on Monday March 2 at 4.30pm on BBC One.