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Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Great Christmas Roast

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 21 Dec 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.15pm
  • Week: 

    Week 51 2017 : Sat 16 Dec - Fri 22 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
 
 
Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Great Christmas Roast
 
This Christmas, two of our favourite chefs will go head to head to create an epic Christmas Banquet, in celebration of some of 2017’s real heroes.
 
It’s a Christmas competition with all the trimmings as Gordon Ramsay and Gino D’Acampo battle it out to produce the ultimate festive menu, creating scrumptious starters, magnificent mains and delectable desserts for 100 deserving diners.
 
Tucking in will be members of the public and the emergency services who bravely risked their lives during tragic events, as they went above the call of duty in 2017.
 
And they will decide which of the rival chefs will be crowned ‘Banquet Champion’, by voting for their favourite dish across each of the three courses.
 
While the pressure is on in the kitchen, front of house keeping the mulled wine flowing, master maitre’d Fred Sirieix will ensure the heroes have a night to remember in the sumptuous surroundings of London’s Merchant Taylors’ Hall.
 
With fierce competition for the title of ‘Banquet Champion’, Gordon and Gino will get some much needed assistance from some celebrity helpers.
 
After a fun-fueled ‘blind taste’ challenge, the chefs will choose their three helpers, from a willing line-up of six, entirely on the taste of the dishes they have made. Once selected for Team Gordon or Team Gino, these intrepid celebrities will get a crash course in cooking… in preparation for the banquet.
 
No seasonal feast is complete without the right beverages and interspersed throughout the show will be films of our three wise men on an adrenaline-filled
adventure scouring France in a motor home - on a mission to bring back the most choice yuletide tipples.  
 
It won’t be an easy road trip, as they brave the elements and each other, to find the boldest reds, the cheekiest whites and of course the celebratory champers to bring our heroes the festive cheer they deserve.
 
Gordon said: 'I’m looking forward to roasting the chestnuts out of Gino and giving him an absolute stuffing, during our Great Christmas Roast.  It’s going to be a lot of fun, but the real prize will be the privilege of cooking a fantastic feast and serving up 3 stunning courses to some truly deserving diners, who I hope will have an amazing night during the final banquet.'
 
Gino said: ‘It’s a great honour to cook for so many people who have made a difference in 2017 - I know we’ll make it a night to remember. And it will be a day to remember for Gordon - he'll need to be on top of his game because my kitchen is going to serve up a menu that will have our diners asking for more!’
 
Fred said: ‘Christmas is all about giving back and I am delighted to be able to give a little back to those who gave so much in 2017. I will need to stay on my toes though. With Gordon and Gino going head to head - I have a feeling my work is already cut out.  May the best chef win!’