Shine Australia is said to be on the hunt for potential Iron Chef challengers to do battle with Australian chefs in a local format adaptation.
The Australian reports chefs Neil Perry and Guy Grossi confirmed last week they are in discussions with Shine Australia to become part of the Iron Chef Australia team.
“We are just having the conversation at the moment,” Grossi says. “They’ve spoken to my agent, but we think it would be a good thing to be involved in, yes.”
Christine Manfield is another name being hinted at.
Shine’s spokeswoman Julie Ward says she can neither confirm nor deny the three names.
To begin production at Melbourne’s Docklands soon, the series is yet to be officially announced by a network, but Seven has been reported as the network concerned.
As well as more My Kitchen Rules, it is also in production on Conviction Kitchen, which features Ian Curley, who three kitchens and multiple menus at “The European”, “The Supper Club” and the Melbourne rooftop venue “Siglo”.
Source: The Australian