There’s a new female chef on the block and she’s making some delicious waves. 13 year old Matilda Ramsay, daughter of the infamous chef Gordon Ramsay, is one of the youngest presenters on British television, she’s cooking up a storm on CBBC and her series, Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch is up for two Children’s BAFTAs – The Children’s Entertainment in 2015 BAFTA & The BAFTA Kids Vote.
“It’s such an honour to be nominated for a BAFTA. I’m also so happy that I get to share the nomination with the rest of the Ramsay bunch…..and I guess mum and dad. I hope dad won’t be too jealous!” – Matilda Ramsay
Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch is based around Tilly’s delicious, healthy cooking, her food blog and her madcap lifestyle with her crazy but loving family. Tilly was joined in the series by her siblings Jack, Megan and Holly and their parents, ’embarrassing’ practical joker dad, Gordon and mum Tana who holds the family together – a dynamic that much of CBBC’s audience can relate to.
Everything Tilly and the family do across the summer, from trips out, traumas, sibling rivalry and friendships feature in the series – along with the family’s selfies and home footage.
The show consistently drew some great ratings – one week topping the CBBC weekly audience figures and giving the channel’s major dramatic output a run for its money. With its fast paced content and entertainment-driven reality, the show’s new approach to cooking also created a large on-line audience which led to high download figures on the BBC iplayer – each episode making it into the BBC’s top 40 – a real achievement for a brand new show. Tilly’s online food blog featured diary entries, photos and unseen footage and some of her best and healthiest recipes, engaging and empowering a large audience to join in and upload photos of their own versions of the dishes – proof positive the series had an inspiring effect.
“A big congrats to Tilly, Megan, Jack and Holly! Hard work definitely pays off.” – Gordon Ramsay
The second series of Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch will air in 2016 on the CBBC Channel.