Jamie Oliver cooks up new show
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 July 2010
Jamie Oliver will front a new cookery show, 'Jamie's Thirty Minute Meals', to prove to families it is quicker to prepare food at home than order a takeaway
Jamie Oliver is set to make £20 million from a new daytime cookery show.
The celebrity chef - famed for his drive to encourage people to eat healthier - will front 'Jamie's Thirty Minute Meals', a Channel 4 show created to teach families they can cook a meal in the same time it would take for a takeaway to arrive.
Each episode will feature the 35-year-old star preparing "varied and seasonal" dinners - including main courses, side dishes, desserts and drinks - from scratch, showing his tricks to make the meal quickly.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "This show is back to basics and is very easy to watch.
"It's perfect for Channel 4's teatime slot and the international market. Every nation that likes Jamie will line up to screen it. He could be looking at up to £20m."
Jamie's production company will be paid around £1million for the series - which will run for 20 minutes in the autumn and another 20 early next year - here and he will also sell his recipe book based on the shows abroad.
Dominique Walker, a commissioning editor for Channel 4, said: "Thirty Minute Meals gives Jamie the chance to do what he does best - come up with inspiring dishes and make them accessible."
Channel 4 have also confirmed they will broadcast the chef's US show 'Jamie's American Food Revolution' this autumn.