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Could you Beat the Chef and win £10,000? Channel 4 has a brand new cooking show!

A new cooking competition good enough to rival Masterchef is coming our way!

Channel 4’s new series Beat the Chef will see amateur contestants each week go head-to-head with four professional chefs for the chance to win a whopping cash jackpot of £10,000.

So read on to find out more about this brilliant new cooking show – start date, presenter and how to watch!

Beat the Chef.

What is Beat the Chef about?

The new competition series will see these amateur chefs go up against the pros in five cook-offs.

And while this format sounds familiar, Twofour Group’s director of programmes Dan Adamson has stated that this show is in a whole realm of its own.

Dan said:

If this were simply a cooking show, we wouldn’t have bothered. But what sets it apart is that it marries the jeopardy of a cooking competition with the drama of a money ladder.

He also says Beat the Chef is more The Chase than Masterchef.

Who will present Beat the Chef?

The main presenter of the show will be none other than renowned telly presenter and chef in her own right, Andi Oliver.

Andi will be joining the show straight after her stint as a judge on the Great British Menu 2019, so she’s more than ready to take on this new challenge!

Each week a panel of foodie experts will also help Andi make her decision on the best cookery.

Who are the professional chefs?

There will be four ‘in-house’ professional chefs on the show each week who will be pitted against the home cooks.

The resident chefs will include James Tanner, Clodagh Mckenna, Frederick Forster and Michelin-starred Mark Sargeant!

Read more about the full line up of chefs below…

Meet the cast of Beat the Chef UK – the new C4 series set to rival Masterchef!

When is Beat the Chef on?

Beat the Chef will be kicking off on Monday, May 27th at 5.30pm.

It will air on Channel 4 at the same time every day from Monday to Friday.

There are 25 episodes in total for season one, so expect five oncoming weeks of cookery and chaos!

Pictured: Andi Oliver



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