Gok Wan to star in new Channel 4 cookery show

by Lynn Connolly

Gok Wan is reportedly about to venture into the field of TV cookery with a new show about Chinese food.

Gok, who has of course previously hosted Channel 4 show, How to Look Good Naked and Gok’s Fashion Fix, will co-present the show with his restaurateur chef dad John.

A C4 insider told the Sun’s TV Biz, “Gok can’t wait to fire up his wok and showcase his other great passion in life, Chinese cooking.

“It will prove he is master of the cleaver as well as the cleavage!

“He loves home-cooked Chinese food and over the years has perfected many dishes of his own…

“He really wants to show Brits who love a good takeaway that true Chinese cookery is faster, healthier and more delicious than anything you can get delivered to your front door.

“From the ultimate kitchen tool — the wok — through to a handful of basic, simple ingredients, Gok will guide viewers through the easy essentials to mouth-watering food.

“And he can’t wait to get his dad — who is a Chinese restaurateur and chef — involved too.

“Gok affectionately calls him Papa Wan and the series will show just how close they are.”

The six-part series, Gok Cooks Chinese, will be on-screen for the first time in May, and will be produced by Optomen, the company who also produce Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay’s show.

Pat Llewellyn, who will co-produce the show, added, “Gok is a brilliant home cook and his recipes are healthy, fast and packed with flavour.

“His Chinese way of cooking feels incredibly modern — fresh ingredients cooked so quickly it makes 30-minute meals look like slow motion.

“Everyone loves eating Chinese food but not many of us dare cook it at home. I’m sure Gok is going to change that.”

In another show that’s to air in April, we’ll also see Gok going to China to explore why the country is “the new hub of manufacturing.”

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.