Former contestants Alexis Conran, Reverend Richard Coles and Andi Peters return to help with the judging as the final semi-final places are filled.
The four remaining celebrities in the final heat face 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. Remaining in their teams they have to make lunch for over 100 members of staff and students at the Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire. With an array of ingredients, including diced lamb, hake fillets and salmon, 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 is not only judged by John and Gregg but also by Celebrity MasterChef champion Alexis Conran (2016), semi-finalist Reverend Richard Coles (2016) and finalist Andi Peters (2008). This is the last chance for the contestants to earn themselves 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|