Celebrity MasterChef UK 2022 episode 3: The first quarter-final sees three chefs from heat one compete for two semi-final places. They must cook a faultless two-course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg but also 2021 finalist Joe Swash, 2010 champion Lisa Faulkner and 2021 Christmas champion Judi Love.
All three know what it takes to get through this competition and tonight, 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 take one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2022. For the one who doesn’t cut the mustard, the journey ends here.
Next, the celebrities are pushed to their limits. Up until this point in the competition, they have been cooking food as they would at home, but to show them what restaurant standard cooking is all about, John and Gregg invite professional chef Chantelle Nicholson to the MasterChef kitchen. Owner of restaurant Apricity, Chantelle has worked in Michelin-starred kitchens for over 15 years and now asks each of the four celebrities to cook a recipe from her eclectic menu.
Ultimately, it’s crunch time as there’s just one more chance for the four celebrities to earn themselves a place in the quarter-final. Their brief to stay in the competition is to cook one dish where vegetables are the hero. With just one hour to cook and only three quarter-final places up for grabs, the celebrities give it their all in a final attempt to prove themselves to the judges. At the end of this test, one of them will be going home.
Celebrity MasterChef UK 2022 episode 3
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.