Four of the most memorable chefs from past series return to show how far their food and careers have progressed by facing two demanding challenges set by the MasterChef judges.
Competing this year are 2020 finalists Philli Armitage-Mattin, Santosh Shah and Bart van der Lee and 2017 finalist Jamie Park.
Judges Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing throw the chefs in at the deep end by asking them to repeat one of the most daunting rounds of any MasterChef competition: cooking for restaurant critics Grace Dent, Jimi Famurewa and Jay Rayner.
The chefs have wowed the critics once, and now they must do it again, each delivering a main course and a dessert that reach a whole new level of excellence. In the second round, the chefs have two and a half hours to cook a festive feast. This is the menu that could win them the title, so the gloves are off.
Masterchef: The Professionals Rematch 2021 airs Monday 27th December at 8pm on BBC One.