Episode 4

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MasterChef, Series 8 Episode 4 of 15

Duration: 1 hour

MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace set a truly daunting challenge for the contestants as they continue their search for this year's best amateur cook.

The remaining 12 amateur cooks have a baptism of fire as they face each other in the MasterChef kitchen for the first time. Not only do they have to be at the top of their game to ensure good food on time, but their guests for this pressure cooker of a challenge are a group of people who know exactly how high the MasterChef standards are - a selection of previous MasterChef winners and some of last year's finalists.

Each of the cooks is allocated a course and then they have just one hour and 30 minutes to prepare the meals. It is an impressive menu, and the guests have four starters, mains and desserts to choose from - but which will be the most popular?

With John overseeing the kitchen, the pace and the tension is immense for the amateurs to deliver their own food to the incredibly discerning diners. Not only must they be cooked perfectly and to John's standard, but they must also reach the pass at the same time so that no starter, main or dessert is late.

The stakes are high and heat is truly on - who will be able to deliver perfect plates, and who will crack under the pressure and reach the end of their MasterChef journey?

Only the best will survive in the battle to become the next MasterChef champion.

Credits

Presenter
John Torode
Presenter
Gregg Wallace
Director
Dave Crerar
Series Producer
Claire Nosworthy
Participant
Timothy Anderson
Participant
Steve Groves
Participant
Sara Danesin Medio
Participant
James Perry
Participant
Annie Assheton
Participant
James Nathan
Participant
Derek Johnstone
Participant
Tom Whitaker
Participant
Jackie Kearney

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