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Iron Chef UK


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Following on from a fortnight of people who run their own catering schools, hospitality industry stalwarts (Little Chef, Travelodge etc) , and pub chefs just saw the line up for the third car crash week of Iron Chef UK - TV guide says "Amateur cooks Madalena Moreira, Tony Borthwick, Pierre Levicky and Craig Dunn face a culinary contest against a professional chef" That'll be three Scottish based "amateurs" - Michelin Stared Tony Borthwick from the Plumed Horse in Edinburgh, Abode Glasgow's head chef Craig Dunn and the man who founded the monster that was Pierre Victoire (not sure who Madalena is though), surely fellow Scot Nick Nairn will notice even if the production company didn't.

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Following on from a fortnight of people who run their own catering schools, hospitality industry stalwarts (Little Chef, Travelodge etc) , and pub chefs just saw the line up for the third car crash week of Iron Chef UK - TV guide says "Amateur cooks Madalena Moreira, Tony Borthwick, Pierre Levicky and Craig Dunn face a culinary contest against a professional chef" That'll be three Scottish based "amateurs" - Michelin Stared Tony Borthwick from the Plumed Horse in Edinburgh, Abode Glasgow's head chef Craig Dunn and the man who founded the monster that was Pierre Victoire (not sure who Madalena is though), surely fellow Scot Nick Nairn will notice even if the production company didn't.

I don't know for certain that this is a general rule, but I definitely have the impression that previous weeks have also been 3 contestants who are at least semi-professional, including some from cookery schools, plus one "real" amateur, such as the Design Engineer/Wrestler from last week.

At a guess Madalena Moreira is this week's amateur, but the others do sound to be particularly strong opposition for the Iron Chefs.

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Does anyone know what's happened to Iron Chef UK?

We got home this evening expecting our Tivo to be recording this, but discovered that it wasn't (because "this programme is no longer in the programme guide) and that C4 are showing "Come Dine with Me" instead...

A quick search on Google shows that there is at least one week still to be shown (with a chef called Lisa Tse), so it looks like it has been pulled or re-scheduled...

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My email to Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries last night resulted in this response first thing today:

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding IRON CHEF UK.

Unfortunately, Iron Chef is a great show but it hasn't resonated with the

5pm audience. We are therefore currently considering which alternative slot

would be most suitable for the remaining episodes.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and please keep an eye on the

listings in the future for when these episodes will appear again.

So, in other words, "watch this space...".

Thank goodness for Tivo - at least if they do show this something like 4AM that will automatically pick it up for us!

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