The nine remaining cooks battle it out in the semi-finals at Glyndebourne opera house in Sussex.
Tonight, MasterChef reaches the semi-final stage with a spectacular challenge at Glyndebourne in Sussex, one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world.
The nine chefs will be split into three teams of three and face the enormous challenge of mass-catering a fine-dining event. Each team will have to create a dish for a three-course menu to feed 80 guests consisting of opera singers, theatre directors, costume designers and members of the theatre company for a special dinner that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the new opera house. With just four hours to deliver, organisation and teamwork is essential for success.
Then the nine contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen for a scraps challenge. They must create a stunning dish from scraps and leftovers including pigs' ears and tails, cod head, scallop roe and salmon bones.
With one more contestant going home after this, the battle is on to stay in the competition and take another step towards being crowned MasterChef champion 2019.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Gregg Wallace||Gregg Wallace|
|John Torode||John Torode|
|Series Editor||Katie Attwood|
|Series Producer||Jim Warren|
|Production Manager||Laura Edwards|
|Production Company||Shine TV|