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Loyd Grossman reveals huge battle to get BBC commissioned MasterChef


It’s one of the biggest shows around – yet its first host says it almost didn’t get done because “who would want to see the others eat?”

Grossman, TV presenter, author and entrepreneur, explains in the latest edition of Biting Talk that executives were keen to reject the idea when he and the show’s creator, director Frank Roddam, debuted the series. time.

“We were sitting down with one of the senior BBC executives – who won’t have a name – when we were discussing the idea,” recalls Grossman, ”and he said,“ Well, that’s a terrible idea. Why would anyone want to watch other people? eat?'”

Grossman believes the show has been a game-changer in the perception of food in the UK. “People just don’t care much about food,” he continues. “Before MasterChef, all food programs on TV were about cooking or preaching to people who were already interested in food.

“The genius of MasterChef was to make food a legitimate subject for mass entertainment.”

You can listen to Loyd Grossman’s full interview by clicking on the audio player below. This edition is the last of the current season and also features in-house mixologist Farhad Heydari stirring a Mai Tai.

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This notice was published: 2021-02-19 13:07:07