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National Geographic and Gordon Ramsay Partner on New Series, 'GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED'


Produced by Studio Ramsay, Series to Expand Globally Themes in
Ramsay's Hit UK Series ‘Gordon's Great Escapes'

New Series to Combine Ramsay's Passion for Exploration, Adventure
With a Mix of Food Competition for Good Measure

Production Set to Begin This Fall With a 2019 Airdate

National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe and Gordon
Ramsay announced today during the network's session at the Television
Critics Press Tour the greenlight of GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED, a
series that draws connections between exploration, adventure and food —
with a dash of friendly competition — starring Ramsay. Produced by his
own Studio Ramsay, the celebrated chef will embark on
anthropology-through-cuisine expeditions to unearth the most incredible
people, places and flavors the world has to offer. GORDON RAMSAY:
will premiere globally in 2019 on National Geographic in
171 countries and 43 languages, with Studio Ramsay/All3 Media retaining
rights in the remaining international territories. Production is set to
begin this fall.

Food and adventure programming is familiar ground for Ramsay, whose 2010
U.K. series for Channel 4, "Gordon's Great Escapes," saw the venerable
chef explore the food culture of India and Southeast Asia. An Ironman
athlete and adrenaline junkie, Ramsay has long held the belief that
learning is best achieved by doing — a philosophy for not only how he
cooks but also how he runs his business. For his global restaurant chain
Ramsay sends his Michelin-starred chefs around the world to hone new
skills and flavors from the most unlikely people and places.

Each episode of UNCHARTED will include three key ingredients:
unlocking a culture's culinary secrets through exploration and adventure
with local food heroes, no matter where they may lead him; tracking down
high-octane traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to the
region in hopes of discovering the undiscovered; and, finally, testing
Ramsay against the locals, pitting his own interpretations of regional
dishes against the tried-and-true classics. The series moves beyond
conversation to truly immerse Ramsay in all aspects of the local culture
to better prepare him for the final friendly cooking competition with
local chefs and foodies.

Join Ramsay as he scales roofs of caves to harvest fresh nests in
Malaysian Borneo and puts fear aside to hunt tarantulas in Cambodia.
Ramsay will travel through cities and remote areas, experiencing local
challenges underwater, across mountains and through the jungle, and
explore each location's extraordinary cultures, to uncover what it
really takes to obtain each special ingredient.

"My passion for adventure has made me not only a better chef but also a
fearless apprentice of all cultures, which makes it so exciting for me
to work with National Geographic, who've been taking exploration to the
limit for their entire storied history," said Ramsay.

The series represents an extension of Ramsay's longtime partnership with
the FOX family of networks, which has been home to his Emmy-nominated
series such as "Hell's Kitchen," "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior"
since 2005.

"Fans of Gordon Ramsay know all too well the passion he brings to his
work," said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global
Networks. "Armed with his relentless pursuit of finding the unexpected,
Gordon is not only a bold chef and exceptional television talent, but he
is also a fearless adventurer who pushes himself to the limit to fully
immerse himself in new worlds and cultures. We're thrilled to inspire
the legions of Gordon Ramsay fans with a series unlike anything they've
ever seen from him before."

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About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National
Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world
premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled
portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic
television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo
MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic's media and
consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines;
National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms;
books; maps; children's media; and ancillary activities that include
travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and
e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our
world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 128 years,
and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going
further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around
the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP
returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic
Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation
and education. For more information visit or, or find us on Facebook,
and Pinterest.

About Gordon Ramsay/Studio Ramsay

Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming,
Emmy nominated, multi-Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows
on both sides of the Atlantic that are seen by audiences worldwide,
including his FOX shows "The F Word," "24 Hours to Hell and Back,"
"MasterChef," "MasterChef Junior," "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef
Celebrity Showdown," as well as Bravo's "Best New Restaurant" and Food
Network's competition series "Food Court Wars." In the U.K., he's
produced "Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars" and "Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape"
for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series "My Kitchen" for
UKTV's Good Food Channel; two instructional cookery series, "Ultimate
Home Cooking" and "Ultimate Cookery Course" for Channel 4; and the first
two seasons of "Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch," all under his One Potato
Two Potato banner.

The next-generation multimedia production company Studio Ramsay was
founded in 2016 by Ramsay and has a joint venture with All3Media to
develop and produce both unscripted and scripted television shows,
creating new formats and innovative programming that include a scripted
arm focused on food-related themes and development of new talent on a
global front. The catalog of programs that Ramsay has worked on
historically with All3Media via One Potato Two Potato, together with new
original content he's currently developing, make for a unique and
dynamic production and distribution partnership. Studio Ramsay's first
production, live "The F Word With Gordon Ramsay," premiered last summer
in the U.S. on FOX, and its second FOX series, "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours
to Hell and Back" currently airs of FOX. Its first daytime cooking
series, "Culinary Genius," premiered on ITV in the U.K. and was
syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S. last summer. His documentary
series, "Gordon on Cocaine," premiered in the fall on ITV to critical
acclaim. "Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch," starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K.
children's channel CBBC, is also produced by Studio Ramsay.

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