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BBC signs new six-year deal for MasterChef

BBC signs new six-year deal for MasterChef
The BBC signs a new long-term deal for MasterChef and its spinoff series.

MasterChef will remain with the BBC until at least 2028 as part of a new long-term agreement between the corporation and production company Shine TV.

The deal covers the original show as well as spinoffs Celebrity MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, festive specials and the recently-announced Young MasterChef for BBC Three.

As part of the arrangement, production of all of the shows will move from London to the new Digbeth Loc. Studios in Birmingham from 2024.

"MasterChef is one of the BBC's biggest entertainment shows and today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to the brand and the city of Birmingham," said Kate Phillips, director of BBC Entertainment.

"It's an exciting new chapter and its move to one of the UK's youngest and most diverse cities will provide many opportunities in the area to support an already thriving production sector."

MasterChef has been a key part of the BBC's schedules since 1990, with the current format having been on the air since 2005.

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