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Gordon Ramsay's big-budget three-storey kitchen challenge has been axed by ITV after just one series. The series failed to pull in the viewers, with fewer than 1m tuning in for its finale.

The eight-part series, which aired on ITV earlier this year, was set in an iconic and trailblazing TV studio like no other, with three unique kitchen spaces set across three storeys and almost 50ft high. Each floor tested the contestants’ culinary creativity, agility, flare, and expertise, as they vie to progress to the Next Level.

From the top-level state of the art kitchen utopia to the gloomy basement level ‘scraps only’ surroundings, Next Level Chef tasked its chefs to prove they can thrive in any environment.

A spokesperson for ITV confirmed to The Sun: "There are no current plans for a second series but viewers can watch series one on ITVX."

In a quest to unearth the culinary world’s next sensation, Gordon Ramsay was joined by former protege Paul Ainsworth and US chef Nyesha Arrington, as the three judges preside over and mentor a group of talented chefs who will compete against each other to prove they can handle the heat in any kitchen space that is thrown at them.

The contestants will be under the watchful eyes of the panel across all three floors as they battle it out to produce the most mouth-watering dishes and avoid elimination. Ultimately, only one can be named Next Level Chef, and the winner will receive a life changing cash prize of £100k and a one-year mentorship under all three mentors.

Next Level Chef is available on ITV1 and ITVX.


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