Ready Steady Cook (Australian TV series)

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Ready, Steady, Cook
Genre Cooking
Created by Endemol
Developed by Southern Star
Presented by Nick Stratford (2005)
Peter Everett (2006–2011)
Colin Lane (2011-2013)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes over 1000
Location(s) Pyrmont, New South Wales
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Endemol Southern Star (2005-2009)
Southern Star Group (2009-2013)
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2005 – 12 December 2013
Related shows Ready Steady Cook (UK version)
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Ready Steady Cook is a four-time Logie Award-nominated Australian cookery competition show that aired on Network Ten from 2005 until 2013. Repeats continued to air daily until early 2014. 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 1 pm. 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 2 pm.

In March 2011, it was announced that Colin Lane replaced Everett from June 2011.


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[edit]

Celebrity guests[edit]

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.



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:


The celebrity cook-offs return for the 2009 series. Participants include:


Year Award Category Result
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

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