Move over MasterChef. Take a back seat Great British Menu. There’s a new food programme set to hit our screens this year, brought to us by none other than British chef and F Word star Gordon Ramsay.
The new programme, which takes the fitting acronym FFS, is reported to be a multi-million-pound deal for the 55-year-old chef, with the rights to the show having been bought by American broadcasting company Fox to air it over in the states. With the programme scheduled to broadcast simultaneously in the UK and the US later this year, you can bet that Ramsay will be cashing in on the deal.
What’s more, the programme has already been commissioned for a second series before the first one has even aired. Someone clearly has a lot of confidence that it's going to be a hit.
A source told The Sun: “Gordon’s super-excited, as it’s the first time that he’s had a programme like this on television in the UK as well as the US, with Fox and the BBC at the same time – it’s a big deal for him. He is very much looking forward to filming Stateside in the new year, where he has a home, and investing in the show’s winning US entrepreneur to add to his American portfolio. Beeb producers are all very excited — the challenges on the series are pretty epic, plus the personalities of all the contestants are huge’’.
While some of the finer details about the show have yet to be released, we've rounded up everything we know so far - and we'll be updating this page with the latest information as it gets revealed. For now, and with a name like FFS, we're banking on their being a fair amount of swearing from the top chef. Read on to discover more.
So, what’s the format of Future Food Stars?
The series is set to follow an Apprentice-style format in which 12 food and drink entrepreneurs battle it out to win a life-changing investment from Gordon Ramsay.
According to the show's synopsis, "Gordon will push everyone to their limits through a series of relentless challenges that tests their character and business acumen. The person who impresses him most, will win a life-changing investment."
When is Future Food Stars on?
Future Food Stars is set to air in the UK on BBC later this year in 2022. However, details on the exact time, date and channel have yet to be released.
How can I apply for Future Food Stars?
While the line-up for the first series has already been confirmed, applications are currently open for foodie entrepreneurs to apply for the second series of the show. Whether you have a food or drink product, a casual eatery, a piece of equipment or tech, or something completely new, the criteria to enter is wide-ranging.
Applicants must be aged 18 or over and available to film for 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2022. To apply, simply fill out this form.
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