Celebrity MasterChef UK 2022 episode 17: Finals Week continues as the four remaining cooks battle for the title. They must draw on everything they have learned over the past few weeks and cook to the very highest of standards if they are to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
For a place in the final three, they must produce a theatrical, showstopping dish. They need to put on quite the show to prove their worth, and no-one can afford to slip up, as at the end of this challenge, one contestant will be eliminated.
Then, the penultimate challenge for the final three is the toughest and most daunting yet, the Chef’s Table. This year it will be hosted by legendary Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli at his Mayfair restaurant, Locanda Locatelli. The finalists must deliver food of an exceptional standard to impress four pioneers of Italian cuisine in the UK – Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Jacob Kenedy (Bocca Di Lupo), Masha Rener (Lina Stores) and Theo Randall (Theo Randall at The Intercontinental). As they struggle to master Giorgio’s dishes, will they hold their nerve, or is the pressure to deliver too intense?
Celebrity MasterChef UK 2022 episode 17
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.