Next Episode of Celebrity MasterChef is
Season 13 / Episode 1 and airs on 23 August 2018 19:00
Celebrities compete to win the coveted cookery competition title.
After four weeks of intense competition, it is the first of the semi-finals, and the best eight cooks remain. This show kicks off with the celebrities cooking a feast for 120 staff and volunteers at the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in Poole, Dorset, in specially constructed marquee kitchens. Split into two teams, it's a race against the clock as the celebrities must design and create four mouthwatering dishes each - a meat, fish and vegetarian dish, and dessert - from a selection of ingredients including chicken, pork loin, smoked haddock and lemon sole, as well as a selection of fruit and vegetables, and herbs and spices. It is then back to the MasterChef kitchen, where they face an invention test. Each contestant is given one hour and twenty minutes to create a dessert to keep them in the competition. At the end of this challenge, more celebrities are sent home.
It is the last of the semi-finals, and the remaining six celebrity cooks continue to battle for the title. For their first task, each of the benches in the MasterChef kitchen contains a different coloured box containing the ingredients to make a much-loved British takeaway - either fish and chips, Indian chicken curry or a burger and fries. The celebrities must pick a bench at random and then cook the dish that is on it. Next, the remaining five celebrities must prepare a high tea to celebrate the life and works of landscape gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown for some of the country's gardening experts. The cook a specially designed menu created by of one the country's greatest pastry chefs - Cherish Finden. Under her guidance, they each have to make one of her creations. Finally it is back to the MasterChef kitchen, where the final five must each create one dish inspired by someone close to them. One is then sent home, and the remaining four go through to Finals Week.
It is finals week, and the four remaining cooks continue to battle for the Celebrity MasterChef title. The celebrities' first challenge is John's palate test. John cooks three popular and highly complex Asian starters - open-top scallop dumplings with a soy dipping sauce, chicken satay with satay sauce and Vietnamese rice paper rolls - the celebrities have to taste them and then identify the ingredients. They then have one hour and fifteen minutes to recreate the dish themselves. The celebrities must then cook two dishes of their own design for three 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?
It is the Celebrity MasterChef final. Twenty celebrities started the battle to be crowned MasterChef Champion 2017, and now only three remain, with just two tough challenges standing between them and the title. The penultimate challenge is the chef's table, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton at City Social. The three finalists must deliver food of an exceptional standard to impress some of the best chefs in the country - Marcus Wareing, Alyn Williams, Lisa Allen, Atul Kochhar and Nieves Barragan Mohacho. It is then back to the MasterChef kitchen for the last time, where the three finalists must cook and present a faultless three-course meal for final judgement by John and Gregg. It is their last chance to prove they have what it takes to be crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion. Who amongst this year's finalists is the true cooking star and worthy of a place in the Celebrity MasterChef hall of fame?
In the first of the heats, the first batch of five celebrities undertake three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove their cookery talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Hoping to show they've got what it takes are actor Keith Allen, TV presenter Michelle Ackerley, former international rugby player and TV presenter Martin Bayfield, recording artist and model Josh Cuthbert and singer-songwriter Carol Decker. The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the Mystery Box,. The contestants must use the ingredients in the box, as well as a basic larder, to create one just dish in 50 minutes. The celebrities are then split into two groups to take on the challenge of cooking for the first time in a restaurant kitchen, preparing dishes for paying customers. In the final test it's back to the MasterChef kitchen, as the contestants are asked to prepare a two-course menu of their own design.
The first challenge is the new Pairs Challenge, where the four celebrities are split into two teams of two, and each team is tasked with cooking the same dish. Both plates must be identical in both appearance and flavour, but there is a catch. In-between each pair there is a wall. The only way for the celebrities to successfully produce identical plates is by communicating with their team mate through the wall. The celebrities are then sent out on their first mass-catering challenge. Remaining in their teams they have to make lunch for over 100 members of staff at the famous Tilbury Docks, the largest port on the River Thames. Then it's back to MasterChef headquarters as the battle for a semi-final place reaches its climax. The four celebrities must now cook a two-course meal that that is judged by John and Gregg, as well as by former champions Emma Kennedy and Sophie Thompson, and finalist Sam Nixon. Only the best two contestants can earn a semi-final place.
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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