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Hell's Kitchen was the name of a cookery-based reality show first broadcast in the UK on ITV in 2004, featuring chef Gordon Ramsay and presented by Angus Deayton. The show, which ran nightly for two weeks, placed ten celebrities in a specially constructed London restaurant kitchen with the task of catering for a clientèle of famous people. The celebrities were Edwina Currie, Abi Titmuss, Matt Goss, Belinda Carlisle, Al Murray, Dwain Chambers, Tommy Vance (who replaced Roger Cook), Jennifer Ellison, James Dreyfus, and Amanda Barrie. Jennifer Ellison was declared the winner after a series of public elimination votes (as per Survivor or Big Brother).

The second series featured ten members of the public competing for a prize of £250,000 with which the winner could start their own restaurant. They were split into two teams of five, one red - tutored by Gary Rhodes, and the other blue - led by Jean-Christophe Novelli. A new and much larger restaurant was built to accommodate the fact that there were now two kitchens. The only things that remained the same in the second series were the music and the presenter, who was still Angus Deayton. Elimination was still down to voting.

US version

The US version of Hell's Kitchen also stars Gordon Ramsay, and currently airs on the FOX television network. The show features 12 ordinary people (some with chef and restaurant experience, some without) competing to own a "million-dollar restaurant" of their own.

The show was taped at a converted former television broadcast facility (KCOP - UPN 13) located on the corner of La Brea Avenue and Willoughby Avenue in Los Angeles, California.

The format of the program is the same as the UK version, with a red team and a blue team competing in various cooking challenges. The restaurant's maitre d’, Jean Philippe, came from Petrus, one of Ramsay's London restaurants. Each team also had the services of one of two sous chefs: Maryann and Scott.

Season one

Season one featured the following contestants; on the red team, Carolann, Elsie, Dewberry, Jeff, Chris and James; on the blue team, Ralph, Michael, Mary Ellen, Wendy, Jessica, and Andrew. Each week, the best member from the losing team during the latest service period ("best" as determined by Ramsay) is asked to nominate two of their fellow teammates for elimination; one of these two is sent home by Gordon Ramsay.

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> Airing History & Information 
Premiere 2005
Network Fox
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
> Cast 
Andrew Bonito....   Contestant
Maryann Salcedo....   Herself/Sous Chef
Gordon Ramsay....   Himself/Chef
Jean Philippe Susilovic....   Himself/Maitre D'
Scott Leibfried....   Himself/Sous Chef
Jason Thompson....   Narrator (voice)

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