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BBC Three Order Young MasterChef Series from Shine TV

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BBC Three has commissioned Young MasterChef (w/t) from Shine TV (a subsidiary of Banijay UK), the producers of the BBC format.

The new ten-part series will spotlight emerging young chefs between the ages of 18 and 25. The young hopefuls will be put through their paces throughout the competition by a panel of expert judges and exciting guests (TBA) as they take on a variety of new challenges designed to push them to new culinary heights and reflect Britain’s food revolution – in which a new generation of young foodies is rewriting the rules. No prior experience is required; applications will be accepted from anyone in the age bracket who believes they possess the raw talent, excitement, and perseverance necessary to become the next gourmet superstar.

Young MasterChef (w/t) will join MasterChef, the original series, which has consistently been the BBC’s highest-rated cookery format over the last five years; Celebrity MasterChef, the BBC’s second highest-rated cookery show; and MasterChef: The Professionals, which moved to BBC One from BBC Two in 2020 after topping the ratings on BBC Two.

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment said: “We’re delighted that Young MasterChef will be coming to BBC Three. We know how much BBC viewers love MasterChef and the BBC Three series will be a great opportunity to tap into the huge wealth of young budding chefs out there, from all over the UK.”

Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “With its focus on the culinary talent of tomorrow, Young MasterChef has all the ingredients to be a big success for us and we can’t wait to watch the next generation of food lovers from across the UK cook up a storm on BBC Three.”

Shine TV’s Executive Editor for MasterChef, David Ambler, says: “We’re super excited to be coming to BBC Three with a fresh new Young MasterChef competition. It’s a great opportunity for any young person passionate about food and we can’t wait to open the kitchen doors to discover some incredible cooks from all backgrounds.”

The series of 10 x 30 is made by Shine TV, part of Banijay UK, in association with Ziji Productions, and the Executive Editor is David Ambler. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Sarah Clay.