A MALVERN business owner appeared on Gordon Ramsay's new show which premiered last night. 

Amit Panwar, owner of the Marlbank Inn, appeared on Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars on BBC last night (Thursday). 

Mr Panwar, whose restaurant is situated on Marlbank Road, Malvern, will be competing alongside 11 other contestants for a life-changing investment of £150,000 from Ramsay himself. 

Mr Panwar is competing for the investment to go into his brand Pandeli which produces and sells bottled Indian sauces.

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In his introduction segment of the show, Mr Panwar said: "I run the best foodie joint in the whole of Malvern.

"We have customers coming from everywhere.

"When it comes to true Indian food, I might just be the best." 

The show opened with contestants meeting for the first time on a beach and shortly afterwards being challenged to jump off of a cliff into the sea so that Ramsay could see how they cope under pressure. 

After this, the television show followed a similar style to The Apprentice, but a food-themed version. 

The contestants were then divided into teams and tasked with creating and selling dishes on the beach in Cornwall. 

Mr Panwar's eagerness to take the route of Indian food was quickly shut down by his teammates and then ended up settling on making toasties instead. 

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He was reluctant to take this route and consistently encouraged his team to include some meat or other flavours in their dishes, but was ultimately overruled. 

In another team, the owner of a business based in Moreton competed in the show as well.

Vincenzo Gentile's team settled on making a variety of tacos to sell on the beach. 

However, they failed to make the highest profit and Mr Gentile was the first contestant to face being eliminated from Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars.