Jamie Oliver lands new food contest show
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 July 2012
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.