ITV has announced that Gordon Ramsay is returning to the UK’s #1 TV channel where he will feature in no fewer than three new TV series – a primetime documentary series, a daytime cookery series and as a host on the network’s forthcoming late night entertainment series, The Nightly Show.
The new programs are:
• Studio Ramsay will produce a new daytime cookery series for 2017. Due later in the year, Culinary Genius (20 x 60) is an original format mixing food with gameshow and cooking elements.
• Ramsay will also present a primetime hard-hitting documentary series, which will begin filming this year, also to be produced by Studio Ramsay. The documentary series has been commissioned by ITV’s head of factual entertainment Sue Murphy.
Both the documentary series and Culinary Genius will be distributed by All3media International.
• Ramsay will first be back on ITV in 2017 as guest host for one week of The Nightly Show, ITV’s new week-night entertainment series.
The 30-minute daily entertainment show will air at 10pm and the series will be stripped over five nights a week for an eight-week run, featuring a different big name host each week. David Walliams will be in the hot seat for the launch week with more high-profile names alongside Ramsay and Walliams to be announced in the near future. The Nightly Show will be produced for ITV by Second Act Productions and the commissioner is ITV’s head of comedy entertainment Peter Davey.