Jamie Oliver lands new food contest show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 July 2012
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver and his friend Jimmy Doherty will tackle food challenges in new show 'Food Fight Club'

Jamie Oliver is teaming up with his old school friend for a new TV show.

The 37-year-old chef will team up with 'Jimmy's Farm' star Jimmy Doherty for Channel 4's 'Food Fight Club' and can't wait to start on the programme.

He said: "It's brilliant to do a series with Jimmy."

The show is described as 'Top Gear' meets 'MasterChef' and will see the pair's studio based in a seaside cafe they went to as children and they will travel the globe taking on "big food challenges".

Jimmy commented: "The show will show Great Britain and the world just how good our food has become."

Jamie is set for a busy few months as he also has 'Jamie's 15-Minute Meals' airing on Channel 4 in a daytime slot in the autumn.

Sources say the show will be "pushing the concept of fast, nutritious, everyday food to the next level".

A Channel 4 spokesman added: "Each half-hour episode will offer two 15-minute meals back to back."

As well as 'Jamie's 15-Minute Meals', it was recently revealed the father-of-four is developing a new BBC America reality show called 'Chef Race: UK vs. US'.

The new show will feature 16 chefs from the UK and US, battling it out for a $100,000 cash prize.

Contestants will be given no money and few resources as they race cross country from Los Angeles to New York.

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