Gordon Ramsay’s competitive cooking show Next Level Chef has reportedly been scrapped after one season.
The intense eight-parter followed 12 aspiring chefs competing to win a £100,000 prize, plus a year-long mentorship from the Hell’s Kitchen frontman and his fellow judges, Paul Ainsworth and Nyesha Arrington.
The kitchen is spread out over three floors, with each space testing the contestants’ culinary creativity, agility, flare, and expertise, as they vie to progress to the Next Level.
Throughout the course of the programme, the cooks were mentored by experts Gordon, Paul, and Nyesha, as they compete to win a £100,000 prize.
However, according to reports the golden trio won’t be back for another series.
A source shared: ‘Gordon is highly competitive and he’s gutted the series wasn’t given a second run.’
‘These types of shows always take a while to get going and for viewers to connect, so he thinks it wasn’t really given a proper chance,’ they added to The Sun.
This comes after the Kitchen Nightmares host hit back at Lord Alan Sugar for claiming his show Future Food Stars ‘ripped off’ The Apprentice.
‘He had something, which was like, I don’t know how the lawyers allowed it because it was a virtual rip-off of The Apprentice. No disrespect to Gordon but stick to your day job mate that’s all I would say,’ the tycoon said.
Ramsay later hit back, exclusively telling Metro.co.uk: ‘The guy is a Lord for a reason, so if he’s gonna spank my arse he’s allowed to,’ before jokingly offering his competitor a guest judging role on the show.
He’s now blasted Lord Sugar’s claims again, saying that any suggestion Future Food Stars is a ‘rip-off’ is ‘absolute b******s’ and he should stop ‘b****ing’.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to ITV and Gordon Ramsay’s reps for comment.
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