Gordon Ramsay is about to add game show host to his CV and has promised fans it is going to be “epic”.
The celebrity chef - who has amassed a sizeable following thanks to his cutting critiques and foul-mouthed rants on shows such as Hell’s Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – will start making Bank Balance later this year.
The Daily Mail reported that there was a bidding war between the BBC and ITV, but the show has now landed on BBC One.
Bank Balance is something different for Ramsay as it isn’t focused on food. Instead, it will see contestants trying to build themselves a fortune which could “come crashing down in an instant”.
The chef has said the “high pressure” show will be “truly epic”.
“It is such an intense game with so much jeopardy to win big and lose even bigger, where the difference between failure and success is always in the balance,” he added.
The father-of-five, 53, said he could not wait “to get in the studio and start stacking those gold bars” on the show, which was created and will be produced by his production company, Studio Ramsay.
Announcing the programme on Instagram, he teased: “Big question is... do you have what it takes UK ???”
Kate Phillips, the BBC’s Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, said: “Bank Balance is a great format where contestants need to balance nerve with knowledge.
“And Gordon will be a formidable and unforgettable host."
And it seems the cook isn’t stopping there – he is also preparing another programme called Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars.
The competition series was announced earlier this year and will see Ramsay hunting down the UK’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink entrepreneurs.