Studio Ramsay Global (SRG), Gordon Ramsay’s global production business created with FOX Entertainment, has sold the UK format rights to his hit new competition series NEXT LEVEL CHEF to ITV, it was jointly announced TODAY by Ramsay; Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment; and KATIE Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning for ITV.
Produced by Studio Ramsay Global and marking SRG’s first NEXT LEVEL CHEF format sale, it will be shot at a UK studio facility and will also feature Ramsay alongside two additional panelists. Ramsay, Lisa Edwards and Ian Peckham will serve as executive producers. Additionally, SRG will act as a production services partner for FOX Alternative Entertainment on season two of the UK hub program’s flagship US format. The return of NEXT LEVEL CHEF, America’s #1 new entertainment program last season, will premiere on FOX after SUPER BOWL LVII on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Set on an iconic stage spanning over three stories, each floor contains a different kitchen with culinary equipment and ingredients to match their surroundings – from the glistening top floor to the basement bottom. NEXT LEVEL CHEF pits line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners and everything in between against each other as they compete in the circumstances of their assigned kitchen to win a cash prize and become a NEXT LEVEL CHEF.
“When we launched NEXT LEVEL CHEF in the US earlier this year, the goal was for other international broadcasters and territories to recognize the truly original and epic format. I am delighted that ITV immediately stepped up to become our broadcast partners in the UK and by doing this has enabled us to develop a very exciting NEXT LEVEL CHEF global production hub from Acton Studios in West London,” added Ramsay. “I am also personally delighted that ‘By creating the UK Hub, Studio Ramsay Global is supporting the incredibly talented workforce in the TV industry here in the UK.’
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, said: “NEXT LEVEL CHEF is a dynamic cooking competition at the forefront of your seat in a league of its own. We are delighted to welcome Gordon from back to the UK and start perhaps the most ambitious television studio in the world!”
“With Gordon at the center of this innovative premise that drives the competitive cooking space forward, we knew NEXT LEVEL CHEF would be a hit here in the United States with huge potential globally,” added Wade. “The immediate success of NEXT LEVEL CHEF speaks to the very reason we are so fortunate to be in business with Gordon; and, as a long-time partner, ITV is the perfect UK home for its next big format.”
The January 2022 U.S. premiere of NEXT LEVEL CHEF’S ranked among the highest-rated season debuts among adults 18-49 and was FOX’s third most streamed unscripted premiere of all. time, drawing 4.1 million viewers on Hulu and FOX NOW to date. Gordon Ramsay, Lisa Edwards and Matt Cahoon are the executive producers of NEXT LEVEL CHEF.
Viewers can currently watch the first season of NEXT LEVEL CHEF with On Demand, Tubi, FOX NOW and Hulu.
SRG and FAE recently unveiled their second series, GORDON RAMSAY’S FOOD STARS, in which Ramsay will put his knives aside as he hunts down the most exciting and innovative new food and beverage entrepreneurs to put his money where his mouth is backing the winner with an investment to take their idea to the next level. The program will premiere in the United States next season.
FOX Entertainment’s streaming platform Tubi will soon launch a Gordon Ramsay FAST channel as it expands its linear offerings to complement the platform’s current lineup of more than 100 local sports and news channels.
Renowned for his highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Gordon Ramsay produces television shows on both sides of the Atlantic, seen by audiences around the world in more than 200 territories, and he is the only on-air talent in the United States with six prime-time national network shows. He hosts and executive produces NEXT LEVEL CHEF, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK and the upcoming GORDON RAMSAY’S FOOD STARS, all on FOX, in addition to specials including “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road” in 2021. Travel.”
In 2021, Ramsay and FOX Entertainment announced their new global production company, Studio Ramsay Global, to develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for FOX, Tubi and global markets. His previous multimedia production company, Studio Ramsay, was launched in the UK in 2016 to create and develop unscripted, digital and scripted programming, focusing on new formats and innovative programming, as well as encouraging new new talents.
His shows include GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, which was the highest rated foodie show of 2019; “The F-Word Live with Gordon Ramsay”; “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted”, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcast in 172 countries and 43 languages around the world; ratings hit and BAFTA-nominated “Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip”, for ITV; ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance’, on BBC1; the daytime cooking series “Culinary Genius”, which premiered on ITV in the UK and aired on FOX stations in the US; the ITV series “The Savoy” and “Gordon on Cocaine”; and the hugely popular children’s series ‘Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch’, starring Tilly Ramsay, for UK children’s channel CBBC.
Studio Ramsay’s Global Digital Division is responsible for all of Ramsay’s original content on his successful YouTube channel, which has made Ramsay the platform’s most subscribed chef. The 18-34-dominated channel launched the trending interview series ‘Scrambled’ and is also behind the hugely successful ‘Ramsay in 10’, which went live during the global COVID-19 pandemic. . Studio Ramsay Global Digital oversees and creates content for all behind-the-scenes moments of Studio Ramsay’s linear programming, has produced content for National Geographic and “Masterclass”, and produces revenue content on Ramsay’s 90 million social media channels , including his breakthrough TikTok account.