Hell’s Kitchen winner Holli gets cash prize after visa to work in London denied

Hell’s Kitchen 7 winner Holli Ugalde has received a cash prize instead of a job at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill in London after the production company failed to get her a work visa. She joins the list of the show’s winners who did not receive their announce prizes.

Instead of working with Andy Cook at the new restaurant, Holly got cash. An ITV Studios America rep told the Daily Mail that “due to legal reasons Holli Ugalde will not be able to take up the chef position at the Savoy Grill. … Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to obtain a work visa for Holli. In accordance with the terms of her contract with ITV, Holli has been paid the cash prize instead.”

A Gordon Ramsay spokesperson said, “We were sorry to find out that Holli Ugalde can’t join the team. Holli is a great chef and it’s terrific that she’s doing so well in the US.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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