Gok Wan to front new cookery show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 June 2011
Gok Wan

Gok Wan

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."

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