Gok Wan to front new cookery show
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 June 2011
Gok Wan is to front a cookery show for Channel 4 inspired by his Chinese heritage
Gok Wan is to front his own cooking show.
The 36-year-old fashion expert - usually associated with styling programmes such as 'How To Look Good Naked' and 'Gok's Fashion Fix' - will present a food programme featuring dishes inspired by his Chinese heritage.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Move over Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. Gok is hugely popular with the Channel 4 audience and the nation just loves Chinese food.
"With Gok showing them how to cook it themselves - which will be both cheaper and healthier - it's a winning combination."
A spokesperson for Channel 4 confirmed that a "taster tape" was being produced by Optoman TV and described the project as a "bit of a mixture of Chinese food and culture."
Gok - whose parents, English mother Myra and Chinese father John Tung Shing Wan, run a restaurant in Leicester - has previously admitted his family's love of cooking inspires his styling.
He said: "We love one-pot cooking. Start with a really good base, like a noodle or a soup, then add to it and make sure it's all about colour and texture. Treat your wardrobe as a wok."