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PREVIEW: Celebrity Masterchef 2021 (Week 3), BBC One

In the third week of heats, the celebrities up for the culinary challenge are TV personality and author Katie Price, ex-England footballer and TV presenter Dion Dublin, actor and presenter Joe Swash, furniture restorer Will Kirk and actor Melissa Johns.

The first challenge for the five hopefuls is Under the Cloche. In front of each celebrity is a cloche, underneath which is an ingredient. Each celebrity has a different ingredient and must create a dish showcasing that ingredient to demonstrate to the judges that they have potential. With nerves running high and just over an hour to create their dish from scratch, the celebrities must think on their feet to impress the judges.

Next it’s the Street Food Challenge. The celebrities are presented with a popular street food dish from Jamaica, escovitch fish with festival dumplings. They must taste it and try to identify the ingredients that are in it. Then, following not a recipe but their instincts, they have to cook this classic national dish for themselves. Will their attempts impress, or will they fall short of the mark?

Then in the final test of culinary creativity, the contestants are asked to prepare their Dinner Party Dish – something they would cook to impress if someone was coming round to eat - in just one hour. The celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges, because at the end of this test one of them will be going home.

Who can handle the pressure and show the judges they have the skills, creativity and flair to progress further in the competition?


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