Hell's Kitchen (UK TV series)
|Created by||Gordon Ramsay|
|Presented by||Angus Deayton
Marco Pierre White
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||4|
|Running time||30-90 mins (inc. ads)|
|Original channel||ITV, STV, UTV|
|Original run||23 May 2004– 27 April 2009|
|Related shows||Hell's Kitchen (U.S. TV series)|
Hell's Kitchen was a British cookery reality show (based on the New Zealand reality cooking show Hell's Kitchen) aired on ITV which featured prospective chefs competing with each other for a final prize. Four series were aired from 2004 to 2009, three presented by Angus Deayton and the latest by Claudia Winkleman.
The show had different formats and different head chefs for each of the first three seasons. The original chef Gordon Ramsay subsequently signed an exclusive United Kingdom contract with Channel 4, ruling out any possibility of him appearing on future episodes of the ITV-produced show.
|2||Gary Rhodes and Jean-Christophe Novelli|
|3–4||Marco Pierre White|
|1–3||Angus Deayton||Main show|
|4||Claudia Winkleman||Main show|
Series 1 (2004)
Series 1 of Hell's Kitchen in the UK was broadcast from 23 May - 6 June 2004, airing live nightly for two weeks.
The premise was head chef Gordon Ramsay teaching ten celebrities how to cook. The celebrities were placed in a specially constructed London restaurant-kitchen with the task of catering for a clientele of famous people. Eliminations were determined by a series of public votes (in the style of Big Brother).
Jennifer Ellison was declared the winner. A follow-up programme was made afterwards called Hell's Kitchen: School Reunion, which saw Ellison and the show runner-up, James Dreyfus, team up to organise a healthy dinner service for the children at Ramsay's former school, Stratford Upon Avon High School.
The celebrities who took part were:
|Celebrity||Original Team||Second Team||Exit|
|Jennifer Ellison||Blue Team (Day 1-8)||White Team (Day 9-Final)||Winner|
|James Dreyfus||Blue Team (Day 1-8)||White Team (Day 9-Final)||Runner-Up|
|Matt Goss||Blue Team (Day 1-8)||White Team (Day 9-Final)||Eliminated Day 15|
|Edwina Currie||Blue Team (Day 1-8)||White Team (Day 9-13)||Eliminated Day 14|
|Al Murray||Red Team (Day 1-8)||White Team (Day 9-12)||Eliminated Day 11|
|Abi Titmuss||Red Team (Day 1-8)||White Team (Day 9)||Eliminated Day 9|
|Belinda Carlisle||Red Team (Day 1-8)||-||Eliminated Day 8|
|Amanda Barrie||Red Team (Day 1-8)||-||Quit Day 8|
|Tommy Vance||Red Team (Day 2-5)||-||Quit Day 5|
|Dwain Chambers||Blue Team (Day 1-4)||-||Quit Day 4|
|Roger Cook||Red Team (Day 1)||-||Quit Day 1 (Injury)|
Series 2 (2005)
Series 2 of Hell's Kitchen in the UK was broadcast from 18 April - 2 May 2005.
The format was overhauled as the show was turned into a competition between two kitchens run by celebrity chefs Gary Rhodes and Jean-Christophe Novelli. The second series featured ten members of the public competing for a prize of £250,000, with which the winner could start their own restaurant. They were split into two teams of five, one red (tutored by Gary Rhodes) and the other blue (led by Jean-Christophe Novelli). A new and much larger restaurant was built to accommodate the fact that there were now two kitchens.
The only things that remained the same in the second series were the music, by composer Daniel Pemberton, and the presenter, who was still Angus Deayton. Elimination was still down to voting.
The series was won by Terry Miller.
The contestants who took part were:
- Blue Team (Head chef Jean- Christophe Novelli)
- Henry Filloux-Bennett
- Aby King
- Gary Tomlin
- Kellie Cresswell
- Stien Smart
- Red Team (Head chef Gary Rhodes)
- Terry Miller
- Simon Gross
- Aaron Siwoku
- Caroline Garvey
- Sam Raplin
Series 3 (2007)
Series 3 was due to begin in mid-2006, with Jean-Christophe Novelli as the sole head chef; however, ITV made the decision to take a break from producing Hell's Kitchen. The network then announced in February 2007 that it had commissioned a new series of the show, to begin in late 2007.
The new series began on 3 September 2007 at 9:00 pm. Michelin starred Marco Pierre White was the new head chef. White had two sous chefs, Matthew and Timothy. The series reverted to the original format of having celebrities as contestants.
The series ended on 17 September 2007, with Barry McGuigan crowned winner.
The contestants who took part were:
|Celebrity||Original Team||Second Team||Third Team||Exit|
|Barry McGuigan||Blue Team (Day 1-14)||Red Team (Day 14-16)||Blue Team (Day 16-Final)||Winner|
|Adele Silva||Red Team (Day 1-14)||Blue Team (Day 14-16)||Red Team (Day 16-Final)||Runner-Up|
|Brian Dowling||Blue Team (Day 1-8)||Red Team (Day 8-15)||-||Eliminated Day 15|
|Paul Young||Blue Team (Day 1-14)||Red Team (Day 14-15)||-||Eliminated Day 15|
|Anneka Rice||Red Team (Day 1-8)||Blue Team (Day 8-13)||Red Team (Day 13)||Eliminated Day 13|
|Abigail Clancy||Red Team (Day 1-7)||Blue Team (Day 7-12)||-||Eliminated Day 12|
|Jim Davidson||Blue Team (Day 1-8)||Red Team (Day 8-10)||-||Removed Day 10|
|Kelly LeBrock||Red Team (Day 1-8)||Blue Team (Day 8-9)||-||Eliminated Day 9|
|Rosie Boycott||Red Team (Day 1-6)||-||-||Eliminated Day 6|
|Lee Ryan||Blue Team (Day 1-3)||-||-||Eliminated Day 3|
Series 4 (2009)
Series 4 began on 13 April 2009. Marco Pierre White returns as Head Chef/teacher. Claudia Winkleman took over as host, replacing Angus Deayton. Nick Munier returned as Maitre d', as did Sous Chefs Matthew and Timothy. This series there was one kitchen with grey and dark red tiles. The first four sackings were Marco's responsibility, while the other four sackings were down to a public vote (the person with the lowest amount of votes left Hell's Kitchen).
Linda Evans won from public voting on 27 April 2009.
The celebrities who took part were:
|Linda Evans||Winner Day 15|
|Adrian Edmondson||Runner-Up Day 15|
|Danielle Lineker (née Bux)||Eliminated Day 13|
|Niomi McLean-Daley aka Ms. Dynamite||Eliminated Day 12|
|Anthea Turner||Eliminated Day 11|
|Bruce Grobbelaar||Quit Day 10|
|Grant Bovey||Eliminated Day 9|
|Jody Latham||Eliminated Day 7|
|Country||Title||Broadcaster||Head Chef||Sous Chefs||Maître d'||Original run|
|Denmark||Helvedes Køkken||TV 2|
|Ukraine||Пекельна Кухня||1+1||Aram Mnatsakanov||April 13, 2011 – present|
|United States||Hell's Kitchen||Fox||Gordon Ramsay||Scott Leibfried
MaryAnn Salcedo (Season 1 to 3)
Gloria Felix (Season 4 and 5)
Heather West (Season 6)
Andi Van Willigan (Season 7 to present)
|Jean-Philippe Susilovic (Season 1 to 7)(Season 11- )
James Lukanik (Season 8 to 10)
|Season 1 May 30, 2005 - August 1, 2005 (Mondays)
Season 2 June 12, 2006 - August 14, 2006 (Mondays)
Season 3 June 4, 2007 - August 13, 2007 (Mondays)
Season 4 April 1, 2008 - July 8, 2008 (Tuesdays)
Season 5 January 29, 2009 - May 14, 2009 (Thursdays)
Season 6 July 21, 2009 - October 13, 2009 (Tuesdays)
Season 7 June 1, 2010 - August 10, 2010 (Tuesdays)
Season 8 September 22, 2010 - December 15, 2010 (Wednesdays)
Season 9 July 18, 2011 - September 19, 2011
Season 10 June 4, 2012 - September 10, 2012
|Finland||Hell's Kitchen Suomi||MTV3||Sauli Kemppainen||Kira Weckman
|Nina Koiranen||September 2013 -|
- Marco Pierre White | Million pound deal | ITV | The Sun |HomePage|Showbiz|TV
- "Angus Deayton axed from Hell's Kitchen after Marco Pierre White row". Mail Online. 21 February 2009.