The third heat week continues with the four remaining celebrities facing three more culinary challenges, as they battle for a place in the semi-finals.
The third heat week continues with the four remaining celebrities facing three more culinary challenges, as they battle for a place in the semi-finals. The first challenge is the new Pairs Challenge, where the four celebrities are split into two teams of two. Each team is tasked with cooking the same dish. Both plates must be identical in both appearance and flavour, but there is a catch - in-between each pair there is a wall. The only way for the celebrities to successfully produce identical plates is by communicating with their teammate through the wall.
The celebrities are then sent out on their first mass-catering challenge. Working in teams once again they have to make lunch for over 100 members of staff at the British Airways Global Learning Academy. With an array of ingredients including cumberland sausages, minced beef and chicken thighs, as well as a range of fruit and vegetables, the two teams must devise, prepare and serve the lunch, catering for various tastes and creating meat-based, vegetarian and dessert dishes in volume.
It is then back to the MasterChef kitchen as the battle for a semi-final place reaches its climax. The four celebrities must now cook a faultless two-course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg but also by Celebrity MasterChef champions Lisa Faulkner (2010) and Kimberley Wyatt (2015) and finalist Rylan Clark-Neal (2015).
Only the best two contestants can earn a semi-final place and come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2018. For those who don't make the grade, the journey ends here.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Executive Producer||David Ambler|
|Series Editor||Katie Attwood|
|Series Producer||Kaye Godleman|
|Production Company||Shine TV|