This week’s celebrities are fighting for a place in the semi-finals. Their first test is about knowledge and skill; they must identify three root vegetables and three birds, before cooking a duck breast with swiss chard and a caper butter sauce in just 12 minutes.
Later they are tasked with making lunch for over 120 members of staff and players at The Oval cricket ground, catering for various tastes while creating meat-based, vegetarian and dessert dishes in volume.
Finally, back at the MasterChef kitchen, the celebs must now cook a faultless two-course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg but also by reigning Celebrity MasterChef champion Alexis Conran and finalists Louise Minchin and Sam Nixon.
Celebrity MasterChef, Friday, 8.30 pm – BBC One