Ready Steady Cook 2021 new series start date as Rylan Clark-Neal returns

When is Ready Steady Cook back on TV? New series air date

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Rylan Clark-Neal is back with a new series of Ready Steady Cook for 2021.

A rebooted version of the show made its debut in 2020 after a 20-year hiatus from screens.


After proving a hit, the BBC quickly announced more episodes.

Host Rylan Clark-Neal is back in the kitchen, along with chefs Mike Reid, Romy Gill OBE, Akis Petretzikis, Ellis Barrie and Anna Haugh, who will once again be putting their cookery prowess to the test against the clock.

When does Ready Steady Cook start on TV?

The new series of Ready Steady Cook will begin on Monday, March 1 at 3:45PM on BBC One

Episodes will air weekdays Monday-Fridays at 3:45PM for six weeks - that's 30 new episodes in total.

Rylan said: “I’m very excited to bring Ready Steady Cook back for series two on BBC One. We never realised when series one was on air the climate that we would be living in and how beneficial it was to so many at home watching, who were scrambling to make meals from random ingredients in the cupboard!

"I can’t wait to welcome new contestants into the Ready Steady Cook kitchen and am equally excited to taste our chefs’ fantastic creations once again.”


Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early-Peak, added: “The Ready Steady Cook team is back with delicious and affordable food with more thrills than frills, serving up comfort food and great company when we need it most.”

In every episode two contestants are each paired up with a chef, going head to head in the Ready Steady Cook kitchen. The chefs face two different taste tests and the clock is always ticking! In the first challenge, each contestant comes armed with their bag of ingredients, all bought within a limited budget.

They have just 20 minutes to create delicious, surprising and inspiring dishes. And with further format twists this time around, there are plenty of surprises in store to put the chefs under pressure.

The second challenge is even faster, as each pair has just 10 minutes to create yet more amazing dishes, this time based on ingredients chosen at random. With unlikely combinations always a possibility, the pressure is on to create yet more flavour sensations.


And, in true Ready Steady tradition, the show’s winner will be decided by a vote with the iconic red tomato and green pepper voting cards.

Picture: BBC

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