Michael Caines and Prue Leith Announced for My Kitchen Rules UK

Prue Leith and Michael Caines

Prue Leith and Michael Caines


The esteemed British restaurateurs will judge and host the new Channel 4 Daytime cooking series.

First published on channel4.com on 6th May 2016.

Channel 4 has today announced the two co-hosts and judges for its new competitive cooking series, My Kitchen Rules UK.

Two-time Michelin Star awarded restaurateur Michael Caines MBE, one of Britain’s most acclaimed chefs, and Michelin Star Queen of home cooks and food writer Prue Leith CBE, one of the country’s foremost authorities on all things culinary, join forces to judge the contest. Together across the new series, they will judge entrepreneurial amateur cooking duos hoping to take home a top prize of £10,000 and prove that their home cooking is up to restaurant standard.

In the competitive elimination format, 16 pairs of amateur cooks will create pop-up restaurants in their own homes, where they will prepare a menu of dishes for judges Prue and Michael and their rival contestants to critique.

The 30 x 60’ series from 7 Wonder – one of the UK’s fastest growing independent TV production companies, is based on the knock out success of Australia's ‘My Kitchen Rules’, which holds the top spot as the country’s number one show on Seven Network.

Casting is currently underway for contestants from across the country to take part in the series, which will air this summer. Exec Producer Eve Kay comments: “We’re on the hunt for home cooks passionate about their food. Right now we’re especially keen to hear from amateur cooks in Scotland.”

Proud Scottish foodies looking to take part can find the application form on the Channel 4 website.

My Kitchen Rules UK has been commissioned for Channel 4 daytime by Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment.

First published on channel4.com on 6th May 2016.

Katie Brewer