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John Torode and Gregg Wallace are back on BBC One this Spring with a brand new series of Masterchef UK.

This time, John and Gregg are in the kitchen witnessing their every move. The pressure is intense and the stakes are high as only four cooks can join the three already fast-tracked in the next round of challenges. For the other two, their MasterChef dream will be over.

MasterChef has consistently been the BBC’s highest rating cookery format over the past five years and the latest series had its highest rating launch since 2017. Celebrity MasterChef is the BBC’s second highest rating cookery show after MasterChef.

Later this year, Monica Galetti will return to the Masterchef: The Professionals kitchen, alongside host Gregg Wallace and returning judge Marcus Wareing. Anna Haugh, who stepped into Monica's shoes for the last series, will appear as a guest judge on the upcoming series of Masterchef UK.

As part of the BBC’s Across the UK plans, all MasterChef series will be made at the brand-new Digbeth Loc. Studios complex in the Digbeth area of Birmingham from 2024 - which includes: BBC One’s MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, Celebrity MasterChef and Young MasterChef for BBC Three, as well as any festive editions.

Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, says: “We said we would create jobs and investment, bringing decision-making and productions to the West Midlands as part of our Across the UK plans. Moving one of our biggest programme brands shows we are making that a reality. This is great news for Birmingham and the BBC.”

Masterchef returns this April on BBC One and iPlayer.


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