MasterChef: Series 20 Episode 20 (BBC One, Thursday 16 May 2024)

Celebrity MasterChef

In the exciting semi-finals of MasterChef, the pressure is on for the remaining six amateur cooks to impress judges John and Gregg and secure their spot in the competition. The contestants will need to bring their A-game and present dishes that are not only delicious but also creatively presented and memorable. With the bar set high, they aim to deliver true showstoppers, leaving the judges with a difficult decision to make.

For their first challenge, the contestants are tasked with creating dishes that embody creativity, magic, and sparkle, with the promise of a wild experience on the line. The stakes are high, and while five will move forward, one cook’s journey will come to an end.

The remaining five amateurs are then whisked away to the picturesque ancient forest of Buckinghamshire, where they face an extreme culinary challenge. They find themselves at Nomadic, a unique wilderness dining experience, with the task of cooking amidst the unpredictable elements of the outdoors. And who better to host this special dinner than bushcraft expert Ray Mears, joined by a group of renowned conservationists? The menu for this exclusive gathering celebrates the wonders of nature and the forest’s fresh produce.

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The amateur cooks will recreate a five-course menu designed by Swedish Michelin-starred chef Niklas Ekstedt, known for his modern cuisine showcasing foraged ingredients cooked over a live fire. It’s a true test of their skills as they navigate the harsh conditions, battling flames, heat, and smoke to deliver dishes that meet the Michelin standard. While no one else will be eliminated, judges John and Gregg will be closely observing their every move, as even the smallest details can make a significant difference in the search for this year’s MasterChef champion.

MasterChef: Series 20 Episode 20 airs on Thursday, 16 May 2024, on BBC One.

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