Ready Steady Cook applications: Apply now for the new TV series

Become a Ready Steady Cook contestant

A brand new series of Ready Steady Cook is coming to BBC One – here’s how to apply to be on the show.

The BBC has confirmed that Ready Steady Cook will be back on TV in 2020.

Rylan Clark-Neal will host, replacing former host Ainsley Harriott who fronted the BBC day time cookery show for a decade until it last aired in 2010.

Casting for the new series is underway with applications now open seeking pairs of contestants.

“We are looking for dynamic competing pairs be they friends, relatives, work colleagues to cook against each other in this light hearted competition,” say the production.

You can apply online so long as you’re 18 or older by filling out the form at

Announcing the new series earlier this month, the BBC said the rebooted show will offer up fresh challenges to put the next generation of chefs through their culinary paces.

Chefs signed up for the series so far include Mike Reid, Romy Gill, Akis Petretzikis, Ellis Barrie and Anna Haugh.

Each contestant comes armed with their bag of ingredients, all bought within a £10 budget. Together with their professional chef, they’ll have just 20 minutes to create delicious, surprising and inspiring dishes ready to wow the discerning studio audience.

In true Ready Steady tradition, the casting vote on the show’s winner will be left to the audience who’ll have their say on the best dishes, by voting with the iconic red tomato and green pepper voting cards.

Rylan said: “I’m so excited that Ready Steady Cook is finally coming back to our screens. To be asked to host such an amazing show for the BBC is such a privilege. After making the finals of Celebrity MasterChef I know how tough cooking under pressure can be.

“I’m sure that the mix of new challenges, fantastic chefs and enthusiastic cooks will be a recipe for success, maybe with the odd disaster! I can’t wait to get in the kitchen!”

The series will film in Glasgow in January and air later in 2020 on BBC One.