Those of us who are slightly older will be able to remember a cooking show like no other, hosted by a TV Presenter, like no other.
It aired on BBC2, had 45 minutes of intense competition and had an interactive show audience holding up picture of a red tomato or a green pepper at the end. I am of course talking about the glorious, Ready Steady Cook.
The show came into our lives way back in 1994 and was originally hosted by Fern Britton, before the legendary Ainsley Harriott took over the reigns and turned it into an absolute hit and now, according to reports in The Sun, there are plans for Ready Steady Cook to make a triumphant return to our screens.
The format of the show back in the day was so simple and strangely relatable. Two contestants had a budget of around £5 to collect their ingredients and then rustle up the best meal they could for the judges to decide the winner, with the winner also walking away with £100.
Harriott is even collaborating with popular TV chef James Martin and claims that people are already talking about the possibility of the show making a much-needed comeback. Speaking to The Sun, Mr Harriott, said: “Me and James have been discussing it recently, he is at the forefront of the production side of things, and he is saying that people are talking about it.
“Fingers crossed they go for it. It’s a unique format and there’s nothing else on TV quite like it – it’s so easy for people to follow. Me and James would do it, along with a raft of new chefs.”
Obviously nothing has been confirmed yet but it is exciting to know that an iconic show like Ready Steady Cook could be about to make a comeback onto our screens. If the show was to make return, then it will be interesting to see whether they stick to the 45 minute time slot, introduced after Harriott started presenting, or go back to the original and more standard 30 minute slot.
Although cooking shows are incredibly popular, I personally think there is definitely a gap in the market for a revamp of Ready Steady Cook and it will be interesting to see how well the proposals for the show go down with the big bosses.