Seven is currently casting for a celebrity version of Hell’s Kitchen Australia to be produced by ITV Australia.
The series is not expected to feature Gordon Ramsay, but another Michelin star chef (Marco Pierre White anyone?), filming for six weeks in Sydney from mid March to late April.
Hell’s Kitchen premiered in the UK in 2004 with head chef Gordon Ramsay teaching ten celebrities how to cook and cater for a clientele of famous people. It subsequently ran for 3 more UK seasons, and in the USA -now in its 16th season- with regular chefs instead of celebrities.
Celebrities mulling taking part will need to be up for shooting up to 10 hours a day, six days a week, with a restaurant service every second day. But there is no “lockdown” involved that usually comes with profile reality shows.
Next year Nine has its internally developed Family Food Fight on the way while juggernauts My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef Australia are back for more.