It is the last of the semi-finals, and the remaining six celebrities compete for places in finals week, facing a pie challenge and a test featuing award-winning chef Paul Askew.
It is the last of the semi-finals, and the remaining six celebrity cooks continue to battle for the MasterChef title. Their first task is the Pie Challenge. Each contestant is tasked with making the pie of their choice, sweet or savoury, in one hour and fifty minutes from ingredients including a range of meat and fish and a wide selection of fruit and vegetables.
Next, the remaining five celebrities must prepare a five-course lunch in celebration of over 40 years of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, cooking for some of the experts from the series. However, they don't cook their own dishes. They cook a specially designed menu created by award-winning chef Paul Askew. Under his guidance, and following a recipe, they each have to recreate one of his dishes.
It is then back to the MasterChef kitchen, where the final five must each create one exceptional dish inspired by someone they love or admire. For the cook who doesn't make the grade, their competition is over. The remaining four go through to finals week.
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|