Citytv Premieres "Hell's Kitchen U.K." Tuesday, July 15, 2008



    Featuring Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White

    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - Ten British celebrities feel the heat in Chef
Marco Pierre White's kitchen when "Hell's Kitchen U.K." premieres, Tuesday,
July 15, 2008 on Citytv.

    
    Broadcast Schedule is as Follows:
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    Citytv Toronto     Tuesday, July 15 at 8pm
    Citytv Winnipeg    Tuesday, July 15 at 9pm
    Citytv Calgary     Tuesday, July 15 at 9pm
    Citytv Edmonton    Tuesday, July 15 at 9pm
    Citytv Vancouver   Tuesday, July 15 at 8pm
    

    Award-winning celebrity chef Marco Pierre White hails from Leeds,
England, where culinary skills ran in his blood as his father, grandfather and
brothers were all chefs. His first kitchen job reduced Marco to tears but he
persevered and soon worked his way up to a job at the two-Michelin starred Box
Tree in Ilkley, Yorkshire where he developed his food philosophies. Marco's
big break came in 1986, when he became head chef and shareholder at an up
market burger bar called Harveys, at the age of 24. Since then Marco has
opened Canteen in Chelsea Harbour with Michael Caine, Quo Vadis in Soho with
Damien Hirst and Frankie's in Knightsbridge with Frankie Dettori. He has gone
on to open more than 30 restaurants, building up a portfolio that's reputedly
worth (pnds stlg)50 million.
    Marco has fine tuned his reputation for ruthlessness by throttling his
staff, hanging chefs by their aprons from hooks on the walls and slashing
their uniforms with his knife should they complain. Dubbed "London's Rudest
Chef" by the British press, Marco Pierre White has even gone head-to-head with
the hot-tempered Chef Gordon Ramsay in a very public feud. After a seven year
hiatus from the kitchen, Chef White is back and ready to groom Britain's next
great culinary genius providing that the ten would-be chefs can handle a
little constructive criticism!

    The contestants on Hell's Kitchen UK are:
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    Rosie Boycott
    Age: 57
    Occupation: Former Newspaper Editor

    Abigail Clancy
    Age: 21
    Occupation: Model

    Adele Silva
    Age: 26
    Occupation: Actress

    Brian Dowling
    Age: 29
    Occupation: TV Presenter

    Jim Davidson
    Age: 53
    Occupation: Stand up Comic and Former TV Presenter

    Kelly LeBrock
    Age: 47
    Occupation: Model and Actress

    Barry McGuigan
    Age: 46
    Occupation: Retired Boxer

    Anneka Rice
    Age: 48
    Occupation: TV Presenter

    Lee Ryan
    Age: 24
    Occupation: Singer

    Paul Young
    Age: 51
    Occupation: Musician

    Tune in to the sizzling season premiere of "Hell's Kitchen UK", Tuesday,
July 15, 2008 on Citytv. Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton and Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented,
culturally-diverse television in its own unique, interactive style. With its
strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional
television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the
product of refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats
and high television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a
division of Rogers Communications Inc.





For further information:

For further information: Veronica Logue, Citytv, (416) 764-3195,
veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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