BBC Three has commissioned Young MasterChef (w/t) from Banijay’s Shine TV.

The new ten-part series will feature up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. The expert judges and guests are yet to be announced.

Applicants will be invited from anyone in the age group who thinks they have the raw talent, enthusiasm and dedication to transform themselves into the next foodie sensation.

Young MasterChef (w/t) will sit alongside MasterChef, the original series, Celebrity MasterChef, and MasterChef: The Professionals.

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, said: “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, said: “We’re super excited to be coming to BBC Three with a fresh new Young MasterChefcompetition. 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.


Jon Creamer

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