Next Episode of Celebrity MasterChef is
Season 12 / Episode 3 and airs on 23 August 2017 21:00
Celebrities compete to win the coveted cookery competition title
In the first show of Finals Week, the four contestants are whittled down to three. The celebrities' first challenge is their most daunting yet - John's Palate Test. John cooks a highly complex dish - Korean fried chicken with Asian salad - which the celebrities have to taste and then identify the ingredients in. They then have one hour and fifteen minutes to recreate the dish themselves. Then, in their last challenge as a quartet, the celebrities must cook two dishes of their own design for four of the country's most feared restaurant critics for a place in the final three. Will their ingredients, flavours and presentation be enough to impress, or will they fall short of the mark and lose their chance to be Celebrity MasterChef?
Celebrities compete in a contest of culinary skill. It's the Celebrity MasterChef final. Twenty celebrities started the battle to be crowned MasterChef Champion 2016 - now only three remain. After six weeks of gruelling challenges, one of the remaining three contestants will be crowned champion. Just two tough challenges stand between them and the title. Their penultimate challenge is the Chef's Table, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar at Benares. The finalists must deliver food of an exceptional standard to impress some of the best chefs in the country. As they battle to master new techniques and unfamiliar ingredients, will they hold their nerve or is the pressure too much? Then it's back to the MasterChef kitchen for the last time, where the finalists must cook and present a three-course meal for John and Gregg. It's their last chance to prove they have what it takes. Who amongst the finalists is the true cooking star and worthy of a place in the hall of fame?
The first batch of five celebrities undertake three tough challenges in a bid to prove their talent to judgesJohn TorodeandGregg Wallace. Hoping to show they have got what it takes are comedian and actor Jim Moir, TV presenter Angellica Bell, seven-time snooker world champion Stephen Hendry, presenter Julia Somerville and tennis legend Henri Leconte. The first challenge is the Mystery Box, and the contestants must use the ingredients in the box, as well as a basic larder, to create one dish. The celebrities are then split into two groups to cook for the first time in a restaurant kitchen. Jim, Stephen and Henri head to Aster, while Angellica and Julia are sent to Temper. In the final test, the contestants are asked to prepare a two-course menu of their own design in just one hour. The celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges, because at the end of this test one of them is sent home.
The heats continue with the four remaining celebrities facing three more challenges. The first challenge is a knowledge and skills test, where the celebrities have to faceJohn TorodeandGregg Wallaceone at a time and identify a tray of ingredients, three spices and three leafy vegetables before being asked to make a lamb kofta, hummus and a flatbread from scratch in just 15 minutes. The celebrities are then split into two teams and are sent out on their first mass-catering challenge, for which they have to make lunch for over 100 members of staff at the Francis Crick Institute. The battle for a semi-final place then reaches its climax as the four celebrities must now cook a faultless two-course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg but also by Celebrity MasterChef champions Ade Edmonson, Emma Kennedy and Phil Vickery. Only the best two contestants can earn a semi-final place.
The second heat week sees five more celebrities enter the MasterChef kitchen. Battling for the crown are Olympic gold medallist Becky Adlington, pop star Rachel Stevens, actor Tyger Drew-Honey, performer and radio presenter Debbie McGee and Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin.
The first challenge is the Mystery Box, and the celebrities must use the given ingredients, including beef mince, pasta dough, ricotta cheese and pears, as well as a basic larder, to create one dish.
The celebrities are then split into two groups to take on the challenge of cooking in a restaurant kitchen, preparing dishes for paying customers. Becky, Tyger and Rachel are sent to M, a grill restaurant in the City of London, while Debbie and Dev are sent to Italian restaurant Margot in Covent Garden.
In the third and final test, the contestants are asked to prepare a two-course menu of their own design in just one hour. At the end of this test, one of the celebrities is sent home.
The week's heat continues with the four remaining celebrities fighting for a place in the semi-finals.
The first challenge is a knowledge and skills test, where the celebrities have to face judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace one by one and demonstrate their ability to identify a tray of ingredients, three different eggs and three different types of mushroom, before being asked to make a breakfast - a hash brown, crispy bacon and poached eggs - in just 12 minutes.
They are then split into two teams and are sent out on their first mass-catering challenge, for which they have to make lunch for 80 members of staff at Brooklands, site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and now home to Mercedes-Benz. With an array of ingredients, including diced lamb, salmon and beef mince, as well as a range of fruit and vegetables, the two teams must devise, prepare and serve the lunch, catering for various tastes while creating meat-based, vegetarian and dessert dishes in volume.
It is then back to the MasterChef headquarters as the battle for a semi-final place reaches its climax. The four celebrities must cook a faultless two-course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg but also by past Celebrity MasterChef champion Kimberly Wyatt (2015), finalist Rylan Clark-Neal (2015) and semi-finalist Richard Coles (2016). Only the best two contestants can earn a semi-final place and come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2017.
Lisa Faulkner(Winner (2010))
Sophie Thompson(Winner (2014))
Nadia Sawalha(Winner (2007))
Emma Kennedy(Winner (2012))
Kimberly Wyatt(Winner (2015))
Matt Dawson(Winner (2006))
Ade Edmondson(Winner (2013))
Liz McClarnon(Winner (2008))
Phil Vickery(Winner (2011))
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