Sky Living set out kitchen rules with Lorraine Pascale

Sky LivingSky Living has commissioned a new cookery series, My Kitchen Rules. Chef and best- selling author Lorraine Pascale has been signed by the channel to co-host and judge on the series.

The show has already been a smash-hit on Australia’s Seven Network, where the competition pits rival couples against each other to find the country’s most exceptional home cooks. The Sky Living version of My Kitchen Rules will take in contestants from across the  UK and Ireland.

In 2011 Pascale presented her first TV cookery show, Baking Made Easy for BBC Two, which proved to be a huge hit for the channel. She has also sold over a million cookery books and will continue to present for the BBC.

Amateur cooking couples representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with a real flair for cooking, will first have to compete in their homes to see who can whip up the most mouth-watering dishes. Then the judges will put couples through a series of more complicated challenges catering for the public before facing elimination “cook offs” in the My Kitchen Rules studio.

At the heart of the show are six couples; husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, best friends, siblings or neighbours. Over ten weeks, their relationships, recipes, and cooking skills will be put to the test. There will be passion, tears and triumphs as they battle against the clock and each other to plate up outstanding menus and prove whose kitchen rules.

Lorraine Pascale says “I’d like to thank Sky for giving me the opportunity to work on the UK version of this massively successful show. It’s an exciting new venture for me and I’m looking forward to stepping back from the oven for My Kitchen Rules and judging other peoples’ efforts and taste their meals instead!”

The show will be produced by Boundless TV and has been commissioned by Michele Kurland, Head of Factual Entertainment, Sky. The programme is due to go into production in the spring. Those interested in taking part should visit the Sky Living website for more information.