This Popular British Cooking Show Is Getting An American Version

America loves to borrow from the Brits when it comes to reality TV. If it's working across the pond, it's typically a success in the U.S. too. It's already worked like a charm for dozens of shows such as Masterchef, Love Island and Whose Line is it Anyway? So why not try to air another British show in America and see how it goes?

Rat in the Kitchen was pitched to international broadcasters by ITV Studios last year, according to Deadline. They presented the show as a cross between Hell's Kitchen and The Masked Singer (two other British-born shows). The idea behind The Rat in the Kitchen is that a group of six chefs compete for a cash prize, but among the group is a "rat" or someone who is sabotaging their efforts to win. Viewers have to try to guess who the saboteur is before the end of each episode. So, what exactly would the American version of Rat in the Kitchen look like?

This is who will host the American version of Rat in the Kitchen

According to Reality Blurred, the new cooking competition show — which so far has no release date, but is scheduled for 10 one-hour episodes — will star celebrity chef and judge Ludo Lefebvre and be hosted by comedian Natasha Leggero. You may remember Lefebvre from his judge role on the cooking reality show The Taste, alongside Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Marcus Samuelsson. Lefebvre and Bourdain even got matching spoon tattoos to commemorate the show (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Leggero is a comedian who you may recognize from the TV show Another Period or the movie The Do-Over (via IMDB). She's also a familiar voice actress in shows such as Hoops, The Midnight Gospel and American Dad! Rat in the Kitchen will air on TBS, and is the first time the network will air a food show. The new food competition series is produced by Thinkfactory Media and distributed internationally by ITV Studios (via The Futon Critic).