Gordon Ramsay wants to return as host and revive the UK version of Hell’s Kitchen, he is in talks with ITV to bring back the show after the first debut series in 2004.
The show has not been on British screens for 11 years, with four series being aired between 2004 and 2009. Three years had Angus Deayton as a host and the fourth and final series had Claudia Winkleman as the host.
It also had Gary Rhodes and Jean-Christophe Novelli as head chefs on the second series and Marco Pierre White in charge for the third and fourth.
Gordon was the head chef on the UK version of Hell’s Kitchen first series. The show featured the likes of soap star Jennifer Ellison, who won it, as well as corrie star Amanda Barrie, Glamour girl Abi Titmuss, pop star Matt Goss and former minister Edwina Currie, amongst other celebrities.
In this first series, Gordon taught the celebrities how to cook so they could compete against each other to produce top quality food under pressure. The second series changed the format to using members of the public, but in the third and fourth series, they reverted to the original format of using celebrities as contestants.
A US version of Hell’s Kitchen began in 2005. It was a hit and helped launch Gordons’ TV career. He also presented The F Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
Gordon has recently returned to UK screens to produce British TV shows, like ITV’s Gordon, Gino, and Fred: Road Trip since 2018, which ran a second series earlier this year.
He is also involved in an upcoming BBC One food series called Future Food Stars and is said to be helping David Beckham develop the format for a cookery series Beckham is planning on starting.
Gordon still stars on shows like MasterChef US, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back, MasterChef Junior, as well as appearing alongside his daughter on Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch which is a CBBC series.
As reported on The Sun a source said: “He’s always wanted to bring Hell’s Kitchen back to British TV and he wouldn’t want anyone else to be fronting its revival.
“Despite only hosting one series in the UK, it’s one of the shows with which he is most closely associated, mainly because his notorious temper produced some of its best moments.
“Despite Gordon making life a misery for many of the celebrities, famous faces are likely to be clamouring to sign up,” the source added.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still something we are all trying to get used to, as everyday living has changed for everyone. Gordon Ramsay wants to revive and host Hell’s Kitchen UK but it may only start happening in 2021, as TV studios are only gradually starting to greenlight productions again and Gordon already has a busy schedule.