Celebrity MasterChef UK 2022 episode 16: It’s Finals Week, and the five remaining cooks must deliver food on a whole new level as they vie for the trophy. First, the celebrities face their most daunting challenge yet – travelling to Alexandra Palace in north London, where the first ever live public service television broadcast was made. They must cater for a very special occasion. With 2022 marking 100 years of the BBC, the celebrities will have to create a spectacular afternoon tea for 12 iconic BBC names from the worlds of television, radio and journalism.
Then, it’s back to the MasterChef kitchen, where the final five must each create one exceptional dish inspired by their childhood. The celebrities must impress John and Gregg by showing creativity, skill and flair, demonstrating that they have the determination to remain in the competition. For the cook who doesn’t make the grade, their MasterChef journey will be over.
Celebrity MasterChef UK 2022 episode 16
Over six weeks, John Torode and Gregg Wallace are putting their taste buds through a sensory assault course, discovering which celebrities have the palate and skill to chop, slice and sizzle their way to lifting the iconic Celebrity MasterChef trophy.
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.