Hell's Kitchen (UK series 4)

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Hell's Kitchen (UK series 4)
Hells Kitchen UK 2009 Logo.jpg
Genre Reality television show
Presented by Claudia Winkleman
Production
Running time Usually 60 minutes (Inc advertisements)
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format 16:9
Original run 13 – 27 April 2009
External links
Website

Series four of the UK version of Hell's Kitchen began on 13 April 2009[1] and finished on 27 April 2009.

Presenter[edit]

Angus Deayton has not returned to present the show.[2] The reason given for Deayton's dismissal was because he was involved in a series of disputes with head chef Marco Pierre White.[3] Pierre White has discussed the reasons for his disagreements with Deayton, he commented that "His humour was forced, and negative. I would be working hard and he would be making jibes at where I came from and my name".[4]

In March 2009 Claudia Winkleman, whom Marco Pierre White has described as "naturally funny",[4] was confirmed as the new host.[5]

Head Chef[edit]

Marco Pierre White returns as Head Chef/teacher for the second series running. He particularly stated in the first episode that he was "the only chef to return".

Celebrities[edit]

The eight celebrities taking part in this year's show were confirmed in April 2009:[6][7]

Format Changes[edit]

Unlike in past series, this year there is only one kitchen being used in the show.

Waiters[edit]

In another change from previous series, White decides at the end of each night's service who will be a waiter in the next night's service, based on the celebrities' performances in the kitchen that night. Below is a chart showing the waiters for each night's service:

Episode Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4
Waiters Adrian Jody Danielle Bruce
Linda Grant Anthea Niomi

Eliminations[edit]

In previous series the viewers have decided who is eliminated from the show. This year, head chef Marco Pierre White decides who is eliminated, until there are four left. The viewers decide who wins out of the top four.

Key

     The Winner
     The Runner-Up
     Third Place
     Competing
     Quit
     Eliminated By Marco
     Eliminated By Public
Celebrity Status
Linda Evans Winner (Day 15)
Adrian Edmondson Runner-Up (Day 15)
Danielle Lineker Third Place (Day 13)
Niomi McLean-Daley Eliminated (Day 12)
Anthea Turner Eliminated (Day 11)
Bruce Grobbelaar Quit (Day 10)
Grant Bovey Eliminated (Day 9)
Jody Latham Eliminated (Day 7)
  • The first sacking was supposed to be on day 6 but White decided that Jody deserved 24 hours to redeem himself.
  • Due to an outstanding performance Grobbelaar had immunity from being fired on day 9.
  • In a post-show interview, Evans revealed that she chose to participate in Hell's Kitchen in preference to "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! (2008)".

Television Ratings[edit]

Show Original Air Date Overnight Ratings Audience Share Peak Official ratings Source
Episode 1 April 13 5.03m 20.9% [8]
Episode 2 April 15 2.47m 10% [9]
Episode 3 April 16 3.54m 15% [10]
Episode 4 April 17 3.92m 17.8% [11]
Episode 5 April 18 4.68m 21.8% [12]
Episode 6 April 19 4.46m 19.5% [13]
Episode 7 April 20 4.48m 18.6% [14]
Episode 8 April 21 3.58m 15.3% [15]
Episode 9 April 22 3.18m 13.3% [16]
Episode 10 April 23 4.08m 18.2% [17]
Episode 11 April 24 4.03m 17.9% [18]
Episode 12 April 25 4.67m 20.9% [19]
Episode 13 April 26 3.56m 14.7% [20]
Episode 14 April 27 3.38m 14.9% [21]
Episode 15 April 27 5.15m 21.3% [21]

"—" denotes where information currently unavailable

Average: 4.014 million viewers / 17.34% viewer share

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Angus Deayton axed from Hell's Kitchen after Marco Pierre White row | Mail Online. Dailymail.co.uk (2009-02-22). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  3. ^ TV – News – Deayton 'axed' from 'Hell's Kitchen'. Digital Spy (2009-02-22). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  4. ^ a b TV – News – White lifts lid on 'Hell's Kitchen' feud. Digital Spy (2009-04-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  5. ^ TV – News – Winkleman to present new 'Hell's Kitchen'. Digital Spy (2009-03-23). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  6. ^ Reality | Hell's Kitchen | Daily news | New series, new presenter – ITV Entertainment. Itv.com (2009-03-24). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  7. ^ TV – News – Hell's Kitchen: Meet The Contestants. Digital Spy (2009-04-09). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  8. ^ TV – News – New 'Hell's Kitchen' attracts 5m. Digital Spy (2009-04-14). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  9. ^ TV – News – 'Hell's Kitchen' loses half its audience. Digital Spy (2009-04-16). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  10. ^ TV – News – 'Katie & Peter: Stateside' pulls in 1.3m. Digital Spy (2009-04-17). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  11. ^ TV – News – 'Hell's Kitchen' wins Friday night ratings. Digital Spy (2009-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  12. ^ TV – News – 'Talent' climbs to 11.9 million. Digital Spy (2009-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  13. ^ TV – News – Theroux's 'Paedophiles' attracts 2.4m. Digital Spy (2009-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  14. ^ TV – News – 'Ashes To Ashes' return draws 7m. Digital Spy (2009-04-21). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  15. ^ TV – News – 318,000 tune in for 'Prison Break' return. Digital Spy (2009-04-22). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  16. ^ TV – News – 'Apprentice' holds steady audience. Digital Spy (2009-04-23). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  17. ^ TV – News – 4.1m watch Anthea Turner exit 'Hell'. Digital Spy (2009-04-24). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  18. ^ TV – News – New 'Dexter' draws 194,000 for FX. Digital Spy (2009-04-27). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  19. ^ TV – News – 'Talent' appeals to 12.2 million. Digital Spy (2009-04-27). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  20. ^ TV – News – Bafta TV Awards audience down 1.3m. Digital Spy (2009-04-27). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.
  21. ^ a b TV – News – 5.2m watch Evans win 'Hell's Kitchen'. Digital Spy (2009-04-28). Retrieved on 2010-12-01.