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Episode 5

Celebrity MasterChef, Series 8 Episode 5 of 18

The second batch of contestants face elimination day, with one celebrity cooking their final dishes for judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. The celebrities take on their first challenge within a real restaurant setting, preparing dishes for paying customers as they are sent in pairs to two London kitchens. Ade Edmondson and Phillips Idowu are sent to modern British restaurant The Swan, whilst Denise Black and John Thomson have to master the exacting standards of the contemporary Italian restaurant L'Anima. The celebrities in both kitchens soon learn that the pressure of a restaurant in full service has to be experienced to be believed.

Then it's back to MasterChef headquarters as the celebs stay in their pairs and have to work as a team to create one main course and one dessert in one hour. They have a range of ingredients to choose from including guinea fowl, chestnuts and a pumpkin. For one team culinary harmony is reached very easily, but on the other side of the MasterChef kitchen battle lines are drawn and all hell breaks out.

In a final test to ensure they cement their place in the competition, the contestants are asked to prepare one dish of their own design in just one hour. Drawing inspiration from their own backgrounds and relationships with food, the celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges.

The pressure is on in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen, and at the end of the episode one celebrity will be going home.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 8 Aug 2013 20:00
BBC One except West Midlands


Role Contributor
PresenterGregg Wallace
PresenterJohn Torode
ParticipantJohn Thomson
ParticipantPhillips Idowu
ParticipantDenise Black
ParticipantAdrian Edmondson
Series ProducerKatie Attwood
DirectorDavid Crerar


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