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Chopping Block Series 2
Factual Entertainment - 18 x 60'
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Cooking, competition and drama in this reality based cooking format!

Watch the spatulas fly, as four pairs of larger than life characters are put through their paces on a week-long cookery course, under the instruction of star chefs Rosemary Shrager and Great British Bake Off winner, John Whaite. Across the week, they learn essential kitchen skills and compete against other pairs in the school. At the end of the week, the pair judged to be the best walk away with skills to rival the best chefs and an incredible cash prize. But this is more than just a cook-off.

In a radical new combination of competition and actuality, cameras capture the drama and tensions that spill over once the cooking day is done.

Ratings

Chopping Block performed well on ITV, averaging 639k viewers and achieving an average share of 9.8% across its 18 episode run.

Impressively, the programme was able to build on audience levels as the series progressed, with the series finale achieving the highest viewing figures of the series (818k).

The programme was particularly popular with older viewers; achieving a 12.6% share of 55-64 year old viewing and a 10.3% share with those aged 65+.

In total, the programme reached 7.3m individuals across the 18episodes, which equates to a massive 12.3% of the UK population.

182k of those viewers were exclusive to Chopping Block, having not watched any other daytime content on the channel during the series run.

Reviews

“This is a show that can actually teach the average home cook lessons worth knowing” - Daily Mail

“...a crisp teatime treat.” and “Jolly chemistry between the formidable Rosemary Shrager and her fellow judge and teacher John Whaite…” - The Sunday Times