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Liverpool Chef Ellis Barrie returns for second series of Ready Steady Cook

28/10/2020

Rylan Clark-Neal will return to the kitchen for a second series of Ready Steady Cook, the BBC has announced and Liverpool’s Ellis Barrie will return as one of the regular chefs.

Ready Steady Cook was revived in March after a 10-year hiatus from screens.

It will return for a further 30 episodes, which be filmed and produced in Glasgow, and are due to air in 2021.

Clark-Neal will once again by joined by chefs Mike Reid, Romy Gill, Akis Petretzikis, Anna Haugh and Ellis Barrie.

Ellis has recently launched his latest dining venture alongside his brother Liam. Lerpwl on Liverpool’s Albert Dock. We spoke to him as the restaurant launched.

The 80 capacity restaurant is split across two levels – the main space downstairs wraps around an open kitchen and to the back of the unit is a secluded Cocktail Bar called Margot’s, named after Liam’s daughter.

Lerpwl’s menus have been designed to be fluid, ever changing with the seasons, meaning dishes will always be fresh and at their best.

Carla-Maria Lawson, head of BBC daytime and early-peak, said:

“The Ready Steady Cook team is back with delicious and affordable food with more thrills than frills, serving up comfort food and great company when we need it most.”

Cat Lawson, creative director for the show’s producers Remarkable TV, said: “We were really pleased with how audiences reacted to the show’s return earlier this year and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing it back to BBC One.

“Rylan and our brilliant chefs are raring to go and will no doubt once again cook up a storm. Expect even more culinary inspiration served up with a large pinch of kitchen chaos.”

Ready Steady Cook was presented from 2000 until 2010 by Ainsley Harriott, who replaced Fern Britton, and notched up history as the longest-running cookery show on British TV screens.

Each episode sees two contestants paired up with a chef, going head-to-head in the newly designed Ready Steady Cook kitchen.

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