Celebrity MasterChef UK 2021 episode 3: It’s the first quarter-final, and the battle for the first two semi-final places reaches its climax. The three remaining celebrities must cook a faultless two-course meal for John, Gregg and three Celebrity MasterChef champions: last year’s winner Riyadh Khalaf, 2015 champ Kimberly Wyatt and 2017 victor Angellica Bell.
All three know what it takes to get through this competition, and they are in for a treat as the celebrities pull out all the stops to try to secure their semi-final place. Only the best two contestants can come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2021. For the one who can’t cut the mustard, the journey ends here.
Celebrity MasterChef UK 2021 episode 3
Celebrity MasterChef was devised as a celebrity version of MasterChef Goes Large. The show was screened on BBC One from 2006 to 2011. Originally, 24 celebrities participated in each series with three contestants per episode following the full MasterChef Goes Large test.
In 2011, the programme was moved to a daily daytime slot with 30 episodes screened over six weeks and with only 16 celebrities. Catch-up shows were broadcast on Fridays at 20:30 (30 minutes) and on Saturdays at various times (60 minutes). In 2012, the show moved to BBC Two due to low ratings and returned to an evening 18:30 slot. In 2013, it moved back to BBC One prime time, shown at 20:00. Since 2014, the show has had 20 celebrities competing for the title.