Ready Steady Cook was a BBC daytime TV cooking programme; it debuted on 24 October 1994 and the last edition was broadcast on 2 February 2010. The programme was hosted by Fern Britton from 1994 until 2000 when celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott became the new host. In August 2000, when Harriott took over, the duration of the programme was extended from 30 to 45 minutes.

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Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1994-10-24

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James Tanner (born 28 November 1976) is an English chef and television personality, best known for co-owning the Tanners Restaurant in Plymouth and cooking on various TV programmes. In 1999, Tanner and his brother Chris set up Tanners Restaurant in Plymouth. Since then, he has appeared on the BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook and more recently the ITV Breakfast programme Lorraine.

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Tanner became a semi-regular guest on Great Food Live which was shot at the same studios as Ready Steady Cook. He was recommended to audition for the show and became a regular. At the heart of his style during his TV appearances is the repetition of his catchphrase “like so”, used to make various culinary techniques seem easy, encouraging members of the public to give them a try, and also to assuage viewers' fears of unfamiliar ingredients, as well as “dig down deep”. He appeared in the 2009 series Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Food. From 2010 until 2017, Tanner was a regular chef on the ITV Breakfast programme Lorraine. Tanner has occasionally appeared on Saturday Kitchen. He made regular appearances in Country House Sunday as well as a few appearances on ITV's Saturday Cookbook and The Munch Box.

Tanner's television career began in 2002 when he and his brother made their first TV appearance on a competition called Chef Stars, a promotion run by UKTV Food and broadcast predominantly on their now cancelled Great Food Live. The brothers, however, did not make it through to the final.

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