MasterChef Champion of Champions 2021: Five former champions return to the kitchen to compete for the ultimate prize. Facing two demanding challenges set by MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are 2011 champion Tim Anderson, 2014 champion Ping Coombes, 2017 champion Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 2018 champion Kenny Tutt and 2019 champion Irini Tzortzoglou.
First, the returning champions are challenged to create a comforting dish rooted in a memory. But what the champions don’t know is that as well as cooking for John and Gregg, they also need to impress a special guest – Brit award and Mercury Prize nominee, cookbook author and host of podcast Table Manners, Jessie Ware. All five champions delve deep into their most special memories to produce mouthwatering dishes.
In the second round, the champions have two hours and 15 minutes to cook their best two courses for John and Gregg, to show just how far they and their food have come. This is the menu that could win them this highly prestigious title, so no-one is holding back.
MasterChef Champion of Champions 2021
MasterChef is a competitive cooking show television format created by Franc Roddam, which originated with the UK version in July 1990. The format was revived and updated for the BBC in February 2005 by executive producers Roddam and John Silver with series producer Karen Ross.
The revived format is sold internationally by Banijay. Its first international adaptation was MasterChef Australia, which began in 2009, and then the adaptation was executed within several other countries of the world.
The show’s format has been exported around the world under the same MasterChef logo, and is now produced in more than 40 countries and airs in over 200 territories.
The format has appeared most often in four major versions: the main MasterChef series, MasterChef: The Professionals for professional working chefs, Celebrity MasterChef featuring well known celebrities as the contestants and Junior MasterChef, a version created and adapted for children, which was first developed in 1994 and has also expanded to other countries in recent years.
Despite the four major versions, in 2012, Australia created the fifth version called MasterChef All-Stars, for former contestants to raise money for charity. In 2018, Ukraine created MasterChef Teens, for teenage contestants. Brazil created MasterChef: Para Tudo (MasterChef: Stop Everything), a TV show featuring interviews with judges and former contestants, plus recipes and memes, presented by Ana Paula Padrão.