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Episode 3

MasterChef, Series 8 Episode 3 of 15

It is the final heat, and the last eight hopefuls fight for the remaining coveted aprons and a place in the next round. Who will prove that they have what it takes to line up with the other contestants who have already made it through?

First, they have to show off their skills in the Invention Test. With only one hour and 15 minutes to create a dish from scratch, it will mean the end of the road for two of the contestants.

The remaining six then face the pressure of a lunchtime service in two busy restaurants, Swan at the Globe and Le Porte des Indes. Thrust into their first professional kitchen, the contestants have only one hour to learn the ropes before they are expected to deliver perfect dishes to the paying customers.

Finally, it's back to the MasterChef kitchen where hopes rest on just one dish. Cooking their own plate of food for the judges, the contestants have to be on top of their game to impress John and Gregg.

Who will have what it takes to secure the last of the MasterChef aprons, and their place in this year's competition?

Only the best will win a place, taking their first step to being crowned MasterChef Champion 2012.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 19 Jan 2012 21:00


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Torode
PresenterGregg Wallace
DirectorDave Crerar
Series ProducerClaire Nosworthy


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