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The Celebrity Masterchef 2020 edition is drawing to a close, with Gregg Wallace and John Torode judging the eight remaining contestants to decide who will have the great honour of being the best chef who is a celebrity, rather than a celebrity chef. The remaining contestants are the... Celebrity Masterchef 2020 semi-finalists Riyadh Khalaf, Queer Britain and Unexpected Fluids presenter, influencer, and YouTuber. Queer Britain and Unexpected Fluids presenter, influencer, and YouTuber. Matthew Pinsent, Olympic gold medal amasser, sports presenter, and member of the "I'm sure he's already done this show" club.
Olympic gold medal amasser, sports presenter, and member of the "I'm sure he's already done this show" club. Amar Latif, TV presenter and entrepreneur, and the first blind contestant on Masterchef U.K., TV presenter and entrepreneur, and the first blind contestant on Masterchef U.K. Gethin Jones, Blue Peter presenter turned non-Blue Peter presenter., Blue Peter presenter turned non-Blue Peter presenter. Sam Quek, former field hockey player and Olympic gold medal-winner., former field hockey player and Olympic gold medal-winner. Phil Daniels, longtime Londoner-playing actor and 'Parklife' monologuer., longtime Londoner-playing actor and 'Parklife' monologuer. Judi Love, comedian and Loose Women panellist., comedian and Loose Women panellist.
Thomas Skinner, erstwhile Apprentice contestant. The first semi-final is another mass catering challenge, with the eight split into two teams of four and tasked with cooking for 120 people at the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Honestly, forget the cooking for a minute: In case you missed it! Catch up with last nights Celebrity @MasterChefUK. The semi-finalists competed to impress our staff and volunteers at our National Breeding Centre (They also got the chance to try and impress some other critics - our guide dog pups) #CelebrityMasterChef pic.twitter.com/vBTonOja0R — Guide Dogs (@guidedogs) July 30, 2020 Much like the excruciating "picks" on school playing fields, the celebrities make the Sporty People their captains, Matthew and Sam squaring up. Then, it's just another mass catering challenge, with some light jeopardy — pork chops being deboned, tarts being burned — causing some heavy jeopardy — being late for the people who train dogs who help people live their lives would surely be the greatest crime in Masterchef history — that resolves into no-one being late and everything being absolutely fine. Meanwhile, Gregg's wardrobe is causing some concern. What a rig: I'm sure it's just me and it's probably the psychological effects of Lockdown but it looks like he's shot and skinned Bagpuss and turned the poor wee thing into a hat ☹️ #celebritymasterchef pic.twitter.com/DIGaDBdiJf — Tim Hoy (@C63Tim) July 29, 2020 So it's back to the Masterchef kitchen, and the judges couldn't quite resist a sketchy challenge this year: the contestants are tasked with making their favourite takeaway! May the white gaze bless naan and kebabs for ever more. The stars, as they have been throughout, are Sam, Riyadh, Matthew, and Judi; Phil puts in a noble performance; Gethin, Amar, and Thomas are the ones at risk. While Gethin's dish is confused and Amar's fritters are burnt, it's Thomas, who has fumbled his way through the competition, who makes the exit. But, whatever, here are some dogs: Loved every minute of @masterchefuk: It was wonderful to meet these little life changers @guidedogs National Breeding Centre when we cooked #celebritymasterchef pic.twitter.com/NazbaRlUMB — Thomas Skinner ⚒ (@iamtomskinner) July 29, 2020 The video will start in 8 Cancel Get all the jungle gossip with our regular email newsletter Yes please! Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The heat will be turned up for the remaining Celebrity MasterChef contestants, as the gruelling cooking show comes to an end on Thursday. Judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode will be critiquing the creations of the remaining celebs, as the competition reaches its final stages. Fans of the show will be licking their lips at the news that both the semi-final and final will be shown back-to-back, meaning a full evening of MasterChef on the TV. Over the years 14 celebrities have walked away with the trophy, and one of the remaining contestants will be wanting to add their name to the roll of honour. Here's all you need to know. What time is Celebrity MasterChef? Both the semi-final and grand finale will be shown on BBC One. First up is the semi-final at 7.30pm, which will see the remaining celebrities set a challenge to recreate a signature dish by Aldo Zilli, which will include unfamiliar ingredients and incredible pastry connections. (Image: BBC) After that they must create a dish that's inspired by someone they love or admire, so our celebrity chefs must pour their hearts and souls into their work. Out of those seven, only three will proceed to the grand final. While the semi-final is a full hour, the final - which follows immediately at 8.30pm - is a half-hour affair. The three remaining celebrities - from the initial line-up of 20 - have just one challenge standing between them and glory. They must cook and present a perfect three-course meal for John and Gregg to judge. Whoever performs best will be crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion 2020. Celebrity MasterChef cast At the beginning of July, 20 celebrities stepped into the kitchen, vying to succeed Olympic champion Greg Rutherford as champion. The seven who have made it to the semi-finals are: Phil Daniels Gethin Jones Riyadh Khalaf Amar Latif Judi Love Sir Matthew Pinsent Sam Quek That leaves 13 who have been eliminated: Shyko Amos John Barnes Jeff Brazier Baga Chipz Karen Gibson Lady Leshurr Dom Littlewood Felicity Montagu Judy Murray Crissy Rock Thomas Skinner Myles Stephenson Pete Wicks Celebrity MasterChef winners (Image: PA) It's been 14 years since the first batch of famous faces battled it out to win Celebrity MasterChef. The following celebrities have been declared champion since 2006: 2006: Matt Dawson 2007: Nadia Sawalha 2008: Liz McClarnon 2009: Jayne Middlemiss 2010: Lisa Faulkner 2011: Phil Vickery 2012: Emma Kennedy 2013: Ade Edmonson 2014: Sophie Thompson 2015: Kimberly Wyatt 2016: Alexis Conran 2017: Angelica Bell 2018: John Partridge 2019: Greg Rutherford