MasterChef, 18 April 2024, BBC One, “Series 20 Episode 8”

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MasterChef returns with its eighth episode of the series, airing on BBC One at 8 pm on Thursday 18 April. Six aspiring chefs will step into the spotlight, each with their sights set on impressing the judges and claiming the coveted MasterChef champion title for 2024.

The episode begins with the “Basic to Brilliant” challenge, where contestants must showcase their culinary prowess by transforming everyday ingredients into extraordinary dishes. The pressure is on as only the two most impressive cooks will earn the first two aprons, securing their place in the next round.

The remaining four contestants will then face an even tougher test, tasked with creating a salad using a selection of tasty ingredients, including chicken, fennel, salmon fillets, tomatoes, and bacon. With the judges’ socks awaiting a blowing, the chefs must showcase their creativity and culinary skills to earn one of the last two aprons on offer.

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In the final challenge, the four chefs who have earned their aprons will go head-to-head, serving up an impressive two-course meal for the judges and three special guests. With their dishes being scrutinised by the judges and guests, the chefs will need to deliver on flavour, presentation, and originality to avoid elimination.

The three contestants with the best overall performance will advance to the quarter-finals, moving one step closer to the ultimate goal of becoming the MasterChef champion.

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MasterChef Series 20 Episode 8 airs on BBC One at 8.00 pm on Thursday 18 April 2024.

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