Ready Steady Cook (Australian TV series)
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|Ready, Steady, Cook|
|Developed by||Southern Star|
|Presented by||Nick Stratford (2005)
Peter Everett (2006–2011)
Colin Lane (2011-)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||650 (plus repeats)|
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Endemol Southern Star (2005-2009)
Southern Star Group (2009-present)
|Original channel||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original run||2005 – present|
|Related shows||Ready Steady Cook (UK version)|
Ready Steady Cook is a twice Logie Award-nominated Australian cookery competition show that airs on Network Ten. It is based on the original Ready Steady Cook series broadcast by the BBC. The format is owned by Endemol.
The show debuted in 2005, where it was hosted by former chef Nick Stratford. It aired weekdays at 1pm. Former Nine Network personality Peter Everett took over the hosting job in January 2006 to coincide with Ten's new daytime lineup. From 2006, it has aired at 2pm.
In March 2011, it was announced that Colin Lane will replace Everett from June.
Two teams (Capsicum and Tomato), consisting each of a professional chef and an audience member compete against each other, both trying to create the best entrée, meal and dessert in a 20-minute time limit. The final segment sees both opposing chefs teaming up to prepare a dish in a strict time limit.
New challenges were introduced in 2009. As well as the regular gourmet and classic bags, the chefs are given surprise new challenges that push their cooking skills to the limit.
Chefs featured on the show
- Janelle Bloom
- George Calombaris
- Chris Cranswick-Smith
- Shane Delia
- Manu Feildel
- Matt Golinski
- Jacqui Gowan
- Damian Heads
- Mark Jensen
- Tom Kime
- Alastair McLeod
- Tobie Puttock
- Adrian Richardson
- Dominique Rizzo
- Jason Roberts
- Carol Selva Rajah
- Darren Simpson
- Adam Swanson
- Anthony Telford
- Yuey Then
A celebrity version of Ready Steady Cook Australia aired separate to the daytime series during prime time for a brief period in 2005. The following celebrities have appeared at least once, though others have also been seen on the show, both during the regular series and prime time celebrity shows.
- Kyle Sandilands
- Marcia Hines
- Natalie Bassingthwaighte
- Ryan Moloney
- Monique Mueller
- Andrew G
- James Mathison
- John Foreman
- Leah McLeod
- Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald
- Mike Goldman
- Anthony Callea
- Tim Brunero
- Craig Lowndes
- Steven Richards
In 2008, there were a number of 'celebrity cook-offs' on the daytime show. The celebrity cook-offs were randomly put into the schedule throughout 2008. Some of the celebrities that appeared in 2008 are:
- Bianca Dye (first 'celebrity cook-off')
- Kim Watkins and Natarsha Belling (newsreaders)
- Peter Timbs (2001 Big Brother contestant)
- Erin McNaught (model / actress)
- Nathan and Fuzzey (hosts from Video Hits)
- Christine Anu and Tiffani Wood (singers)
- Bobbly Flynn (Australian Idol Contestant 2007) and Zoran (Big Brother contestant 2007)
- Peter Everitt and Nic (Sydney Swans players)
- Brad McEwan (sports host) and Bill Woods (newsreader / sports presenter)
- Jade MacRae (singer)
- Aleisha (2007 Big Brother winner) and Billy (2007 Big Brother contestant)
- Wes Denning (former Big Brother contestant / Totally Wild presenter)
- Vijay Khurana (radio announcer from Triple J)
- Sandra Sully (newsreader)
- Adam Harvey (country singer)
- Ron Wilson (newsreader)
- John Dee (Planet Ark Founder)
- Anh Do and Tahir (comedians)
The celebrity cook-offs return for the 2009 series. Participants include:
- Performers Gina Riley and Craig McLachlan
- Country music stars Beccy Cole and Gina Jeffreys
- Newsreaders Ron Wilson and Kathryn Robinson
- Newsreaders Angela Bishop and Belinda Heggen
- Newsreader Brad McEwan and retired netball player Liz Ellis
- Bondi Vets Dr. Chris Brown and Dr. Lisa Chimes.
- Bondi Rescue lifeguard Tom Bunting and pro-bodyboarder Alex Bunting,
- Farmer Dave Graham,
- Singers Grace Knight and Paulini.
- So You Think You Can Dance Australia judge Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographer Jason Gilkinson,
- NRL players Ben Ross and Luke Grant.
- The Biggest Loser season three contestants Sam Rouen and Sean Holbrook.
- Good News Week team captain Claire Hooper and Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation comedian Josh Thomas.
- Radio personalities Jonathon "Jono" Coleman and Ian "Dano" Rogerson.
- Socceroos players Simon Colosimo and Danny Vukovic.
- Country singer, Melinda Schneider and singer/songwriter Mark Gable
- Australian Idol performers, Luke Dickens and Teale Jakubenko
- Ita Buttrose
- Father Chris Riley – Youth Off The Streets
|2009||Logie Awards||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Nominated|
|2010||Logie Awards||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Nominated|
|2011||Logie Awards||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Nominated|
|2012||Logie Awards||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Nominated|