MasterChef has been credited as the most successful cookery television format by Guinness World Records.
The record-breaking format first launched on British television in 2005, where 38 seasons have aired to date on the BBC. MasterChef has been adapted locally in 52 countries and counting. Internationally the format has also spawned several spin-off versions, including MasterChef Junior, which has sold to 27 countries and counting. Other territories have produced Celebrity MasterChef, which has aired in 19 territories, and MasterChef: The Professionals, which has been adapted in three markets.
Peter Salmon, the chief creative officer for Endemol Shine Group, said: “We could not be prouder producers of MasterChef, the record-breaking global program phenomenon that plays in more than 50 countries built on a partnership with its inventor Franc Roddam. Each of our production companies strives to inject local taste, culture, color and character into the format to keep it at the forefront of creativity in markets from the U.K. to Ukraine, China to America, Germany to Australia. That’s why this accolade tastes very sweet indeed.”
Marco Frigatti, the senior VP of records at Guinness World Records, added, “MasterChef is truly a worldwide hit and we are thrilled to recognize this much-loved show as the most successful cookery television format. We’d like to warmly congratulate the show’s producers and participants around the world and wish them all the very best for future projects and series.”