Gordon Ramsay’s current Channel 4 show features the TV chef teaching male prisoners in HMP Brixton how to cook, and it’s been reported today that Gordon is set to share the wisdom with ladies who are at Her Majesty’s pleasure in a new series this year.
The debut of Gordon Behind Bars landed C4 with an impressive 2.9million viewers when it premiered on Tuesday, and the channel’s bosses are hoping the new series in a womens’ prison will prove to be a similar draw to viewers.
While speaking to the Sun’s TV Biz, Gordon said, “There is an idea about going into a ladies’ prison which will be interesting.
“And I would definitely go back to Brixton…” Read more & comment »
Though the football is still raging on and the tennis starts next week also there seems to be a plethora of TV highlights to look through so let’s get started shall we.
Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend (BBC3, from Sat, 7pm)
So we’re into music festival season now and even though there’s no Glastonbury that won’t stop Sky Arts and BBC3 broadcasting every other British festival within reason kicking off with Radio 1′s live music weeekender in Hackney. Saturday night’s coverage includes acoustic king Ed Sheeran, soulful sensation Emeli Sande, rapper Nicki Minaj and indie heavyweights Kasabian before headline act Jay Z gets a two hour slot dedicated to his act before one final show focusing on the sets performed by Rita Ora and Leona Lewis. Sunday’s acts include singer/songwriter Ben Howard and the incredibly popular Tinie Tempah however the day really belongs to the girls with Jessie J, Florence and The Machine and headliner Rihanna all appearing. Hosted by Radio 1 DJs Fearne Cotton, Greg James and Gemma Cairney this promises to be an entertaining watch if a little more corporate than Glastonbury. Also on the live music front this weekend is the Isle of Wight festival with performances from such acts as Bruce Springsteen, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Pearl Jam, Biffy Clyro, Madness and Ash airing as part of highlights package on Sky Arts.
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It’s been reported today that telly chef Gordon Ramsay has signed a new deal with Channel 4 which will see him present at least three new shows this year for the broadcaster.
TV Biz reports that the deal is worth £1million to Gordon, though he has apparently been told that another series of The F Word isn’t on the cards.
A friend of Gordon’s told the paper, “Gordon is excited to be signing for another year.
“Gordon’s on great form and thrilled to be back on Channel 4 next week.”
And a Channel 4 source said, “Gordon is a key part of our success and we’re delighted he’s staying with us.
“He remains Britain’s most entertaining chef and we see him as an integral part of our schedule…” Read more & comment »