James May: Oh Cook sizzled its way onto Amazon Prime on November 13th but just who is home economist and cooking maestro, Nikki Morgan?

Earlier in 2020, James May starred in an alternative-style travel show as he ventured through the dramatic rural landscapes and bustling metropolises that make up Japan.

Now, he’s back on Amazon Prime Video and is taking on a different challenge altogether, cooking, in James May: Oh Cook.

Like Our Man in Japan, however, James is not alone in his most recent endeavour as he’s joined by Nikki Morgan, a home economist and James’s cooking assistant.

But just who is Nikki Morgan and has she worked in TV before?

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James May: Oh Cook on Amazon Prime Video

James May: Oh Cook, a play on words from his usual exclamation, sizzled its way onto Amazon Prime Video on November 13th.

The seven-episode series follows the car show presenter as he takes on a very different challenge, cooking.

In each episode, we join James and trusty assistant, Nikki, as we venture through a new genre of food.

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Meet Nikki Morgan

Nikki Morgan is introduced in episode 1 of James May: Oh Cook and is bizarrely kept in James’s kitchen cupboard and brought out when the former Top Gear host needs some assistance.

Nikki Morgan is a home economist and has been working in TV for more than a decade.

However, the cooking maestro’s career initially took her down a much different path and she’s worked in everything from financial services to a Sheffield theatre.

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Nikki Morgan on TV

Nikki’s start in the world of TV cookery came when she took on the role of assistant and events organiser to TV chef Jimmy Doherty.

As such, Nikki was put in contact with some of the biggest and best TV chefs in the industry and she’s gone on to work on a number of TV programmes since.

According to IMDb, Nikki Morgan’s first TV job came in 2009 when she worked on the BBC cooking chat show, Something for the Weekend.

Since then, Nikki has worked on programmes such as Sunday Brunch, Victorian Slum House, Paul Hollywood: A Baker’s Life and, of course, James May: Oh Cook.

James May: Oh Cook is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video after releasing on November 13th, 2020.

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Paul Fogarty
Paul Fogarty

Paul graduated from Teesside University in 2018 with first-class honours in Journalism. He has work published by the likes of Sky Sports News and started at GRV Media as a football freelancer before becoming a full-time member of HITC's flourishing Film, TV & Culture team.

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