ITV dropped Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition show Next Level Chef after just one series.
The series followed 12 aspiring chefs battling it out to be crowned champion by Gordon and judges Paul Ainsworth and Nyesha Arrington.
but now according to Sunit will not return after a ‘ratings flop’ combined with the show’s cost of production.
A source told the publication: ‘Gordon is highly competitive and has destroyed that the series did not have a second run.
“These kinds of shows always take a while to start and for viewers to tune in, so you think it wasn’t really given the right opportunity.”
More: ITV has removed Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition show Next Level Chef after just one series
Format: The series involved 12 aspiring chefs who battled to be crowned champions by Gordon and judges Paul Ainsworth and Nyesha Arrington (their daughter Tilly also joined them)
“But accept that TV is a brutal world and sometimes the shows just don’t work.”
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Gordon and ITV for further comment.
An ITV spokesperson said: “There are no current plans for a second series, but viewers can watch the first on ITVX.”
Social media chef Jade Greenhalgh won the first and only series earlier this month.
It comes after Gordon last week hit back at Lord Sugar for speaking ‘absolutely b******ks’ after he was accused of ‘ripping off’ The Apprentice with his new TV show, Future. Food Stars.
The tycoon, 75, told MailOnline that in January Gordon should “stick to his day job” after launching the new series last year, in which 12 businessmen compete for a £150,000 investment of the man’s own money. restaurateur to start a food business.
And in a new interview, the 56-year-old chef responded that Lord Sugar “had no right to start throwing his toys out of the pram”, adding that there is “enough space” for his two BBC shows.
speaking to SunGordon said how Lord Sugar should stop ‘making fun of’ him, while any suggestion that his show is a scam is the businessman just talking about ‘absolute bitches’.
It’s over: but now, according to The Sun, it won’t be back after a ‘ratings flop’ combined with the show’s cost of production.
Upsetting: A source told the publication: ‘Gordon is highly competitive and has destroyed that the series didn’t have a second run’
Successful Contender: Social media chef Jade Greenhalgh won the first and only series earlier this month.
He said: ‘You have no right to start throwing your toys out of the pram. Do you think Simon Cowell started complaining about The Voice when he was directing The X Factor? Of course he didn’t.
There is more than enough space for both shows on the BBC. Come on Alan! Share the love fing!’
Gordon went on to say that a former contestant on The Apprentice even begged him to be on his new show, with the Scotsman telling him that while Alan was ‘complaining’ about him, his candidates were ‘dead to come’ to his show. .
While discussing his new TV series, Gordon couldn’t resist another jab at his fellow TV star by claiming that Future Food Stars was going international.
He said: ‘Strictly between you, Lord Sugar and myself, we’ve also just finished filming in the States. And we’re also going to Australia next month to launch it. Future Food Stars is all about scale and magnitude. I’m not going to dress you in fucking pinstripes. It’s about the companies themselves and what they can offer.’
It comes after Lord Sugar said that the format of Gordon’s show returning to BBC One with a second series due later this year is a “virtual rip off” of The Apprentice and says he doesn’t understand how lawyers allowed it to go ahead.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Lord Sugar said: “I think the broadcasters, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV have been trying for many years, at least for 17 years, to try and replicate the removal process for The Apprentice.” I say this with a lot of respect for them, but they have failed.
‘Last year Gordon Ramsay had a crazy idea… I like Gordon and I think he’s very good and he should stick to what he has to do, cook and all that.
“He had something, which was like, I don’t know how the lawyers allowed it because it was a virtual rip off of The Apprentice. No disrespect to Gordon, but stick with your everyday coworker, that’s all I’d say.
Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars first aired in 2022 on BBC One with the second series starting later this year.
The show saw Gordon challenge aspiring cooks with a series of tasks, explaining in episode one that his goal was to “catapult someone to the next level and invest £150,000 of my own cash into their business.”
Gordon stated that he ‘handpicked’ 12 of the UK’s best emerging food and drink entrepreneurs, and the show was later dubbed ‘The Food Apprentice’.
After being taunted by Lord Sugar, Gordon later told MailOnline he doesn’t understand why Alan included a food task in a recent episode of The Apprentice, when the show is about running an office.
Gordon suggested that Lord Sugar was inspired by HIM and said, ‘What do bao buns have to do with running an office?’
An episode of The Apprentice saw the candidates make bao buns to sell to the public, but explosions in the kitchen and a math meltdown led to a boardroom cookout.
But speaking highly of Lord Sugar, Gordon said, ‘I love that guy.’
‘The Apprentice is an incredible format. And when the BBC approached us three years ago and asked if they could encourage us to develop an exciting food hero business show, I was very excited.
Confirmed: An ITV spokesperson said: “There are no current plans for a second series, but viewers can watch the first series on ITVX.”
Removed: The source added: “These kinds of shows always take a while to start and for viewers to tune in, so you think they weren’t really given the right opportunity.”
“We started to discover all this talent. Since then we’ve gone to the US and next month we’re off to Australia.
Contemplating further, he said, ‘Yes, Lord Sugar, bless him on his 70 years… I don’t think my level of competence and excitement is anywhere near yours at that age.
“But I was fascinated by the bao bun challenge they had in The Apprentice. What does that have to do with running an office?
Asked if Lord Sugar might have been inspired by him, Gordon replied: ‘Who knows? But I love that boy.