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Episode 3

Cookery competition. The beginning of the second heat week sees five more celebrities take on three culinary challenges to get through to the next round.

The beginning of the second heat week sees five more celebrities enter the MasterChef kitchen, undertaking three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove themselves to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Battling for the crown are singer Mica Paris, children's TV presenter Sam Nixon, actor Amanda Donohoe, comedian Syd Little, and Paralympian Danny Crates.

The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the invention test, the infamous test of imagination and creativity. They must use the given ingredients, including cod, chorizo and rhubarb, as well as a larder, to create just one dish - sweet or savoury. With nerves running high and just 50 minutes to create something from scratch, the celebrities must think on their feet to impress the judges.

The celebrities are then split into two groups to take on the challenge of cooking for the first time in a restaurant kitchen, preparing dishes for paying customers.

Mica, Amanda and Danny are sent to Asian restaurant Ting, while Syd and Sam head to Cicchetti to work with renowned chef Aldo Zilli. The celebrities in both kitchens soon learn that the pressure of a restaurant in full service has to be experienced to be believed.

For the final test of culinary creativity, it's back to the MasterChef headquarters as the contestants are asked to prepare a two-course menu of their own design. The celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges, because at the end of this test one of them will be going home.

1 hour


Role Contributor
Presenter Gregg Wallace
Presenter John Torode
Participant Mica Paris
Participant Sam Nixon
Participant Amanda Donohoe
Participant Syd Little
Participant Danny Crates
Director David Crerar
Series Producer Katie Attwood
Production Manager Anna Holden-Booth
Production Company Shine TV


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