Series 15: 10. Episode 10

It’s the last week of heats and seven more hopefuls need to pull out all the stops to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to rise above the rest to become MasterChef 2019 Champion.

This year sees the return of the MasterChef market, stocked full of the best quality produce from across the world, including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, pulses, grains and dairy. The challenge is to invent and then cook one dish using anything from the market. This time, the featured ingredients include tiger prawns, squid, salmon fillets, duck legs and lamb mince. The chefs have an hour and ten minutes to dazzle the judges and prove they are good enough to stay in the competition. The stakes are high in this round and it’s important to choose wisely because, after tasting all seven dishes, John and Gregg will decide which four cooks are good enough to stay, while three cooks will be sent straight home.

The four remaining cooks now have one more challenge standing between them and a Quarter Final place. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some very special guests: MasterChef champions Shelina Permalloo (2012) and Mat Follas (2009) and finalist Dean Edwards (2006).