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Celebrity MasterChef is back where it belongs: in our lives

Les Dennis, hotel funk, Jamie Theakston threatening custard and the bromance at the centre of it all, we hail the return of the cooking show that remembers to be fun

Week three of Celebrity MasterChef (Wednesday, 8pm, BBC1) and the kitchen is beset by confusion. "I have no idea what I'm doing," whispers Shappi Khorsandi. "I don't know what any of these foods are called," bellows Shane Lynch. "Help me," whimpers Brian Capron, panic-rolling pastry as his post-Corrie bouffant is engulfed by clouds of cornflour.

Minutes into Wednesday's "palate test" – see dish, taste dish, recreate dish, while Gregg Wallace shouts, "It's a shame about the velouté" – and it's clear that nobody has the foggiest idea what's going on. Least of all us. Why, for instance, does this weekly challenge entail dishes that look as if they were assembled from ingredients found rolling around in the back of John Torode's Fiesta?

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