BBC One has announced the launch of two brand new shows, one featuring Gordon Ramsay and the other, Oti Mabuse.
The new programmes are Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars and Oti’s South African Odyssey.
BBC One chef’s competition
Ramsay will front a new eight-part competition series to hunt down the UK’s most exciting new food and drink entrepreneurs.
Strictly star, Oti Mabuse returns to her country of birth ten years after she left.
“It’s key for me to keep growing the entertainment story at the BBC as a much loved, talked about, shared experience”, Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment said.
“Outspoken Gordon Ramsay is coming to BBC One with his brand new show Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars.
“Gordon is hugely popular with audiences of all ages and promises to put 12 entrepreneurs through their paces as they compete for Gordon’s investment in their food and drink ideas.
Commenting on the new show, Ramsay said: “The future of our food industry has never been more exciting”.
“I can’t wait to search across the country unearthing some of Britain’s most entrepreneurial talent”.
Mabuse in Africa
“We’re looking forward to taking BBC One’s dancing sensation Oti Mabuse back to her home in South Africa, to show us the country she believes is often misunderstood, in Oti’s South African Odyssey.”
Mabuse said: “I can’t wait to show the viewers where I grew up and take them on the journey that got me to where I am today. I truly hope they love South Africa like I do.”
Phillips added that Romesh Ranganathan’s topical comedy The Ranganation and Angels of the North will also be returning this year.
Other new shows coming from the Beeb this year include Little Mix: The Search and Peter Crouch’s Euro Fest 2020.