Celebrity MasterChef UK 2021 episode 9: It’s the third quarter-final, and the battle for this week’s semi-final places reaches its climax. The three remaining celebrities must cook a faultless two-course meal that will be judged not only by John and Gregg but also by three Celebrity MasterChef legends: actors Sophie Thompson (2014 champion) and John Partridge (2018 champion) and TV personality Vicky Pattison (2019 finalist).
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 a semi-final place. Only the best two cooks can come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2021. For the one who doesn’t cut the mustard, the journey ends here.
Celebrity MasterChef UK 2021 episode 9
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.