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'Ready Steady Cook' Is Coming Back With Rylan Clark-Neal As Host

'Ready Steady Cook' Is Coming Back With Rylan Clark-Neal As Host

Fans of British TV game shows of the 90s are going to LOVE this news: Ready Steady Cook is being rebooted.

Yes, the iconic cooking show is being recommissioned by the BBC for 2020, although there'll be no Ainsley Harriott at the helm this time round.

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Instead, presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, 30, will be shouting "ready steady cook" when the iconic show returns.

The famous series burst onto our screens in October 1994 and ran until February 2010, with celebrity chef Ainsley - now 62 - taking over hosting duties from Fern Britton in 2000. Ainsley hosted more than 1,000 episodes in his time on the show.

According to The Sun, the reboot will see the franchise updated to reflect "contemporary food themes" such as healthy eating and cooking on a budget, all taking place in a newly-designed Ready Steady Cook kitchen.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC
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Speaking about the reboot and his upcoming hosting gig, Rylan said: "I'm so excited that Ready Steady Cook is finally coming back to our screens.

"To be asked to host such an amazing show for the BBC is such a privilege. After making the finals of Celebrity MasterChef I know how tough cooking under pressure can be."

The show - responsible for launching the careers of many celebrity chefs such as Gina D'Acampo - and will feature a host of up and coming chefs to take on the challenges, including Romy Gill, Akis Petretzikis, Anna Haugh, Mike Reid and Ellis Barrie.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Ready Steady Cook sees two contestants paired up with a chef who come armed with a bag of ingredients within a £10 budget. The first challenge sees them against the clock to create a delicious dish in just 20 minutes that will wow the studio audience.

The second challenge will see the teams with just 10 minutes to create dishes, this time with ingredients based on the audience's ingredients cards.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Ready Steady Cook is the latest in a string of TV gigs for former X Factor hopeful Rylan, after ITV announced he would be fronting their reboot of Supermarket Sweep, which is hitting screens on Monday 9th September.

Rylan currently hosts Strictly Come Dancing's spin-off show It Takes Two, while past hosting jobs include The Xtra Factor, Big Brother's Bit On The Side and Eurovision 2019.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment News, TV and Film, Rylan Clark-Neal

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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