This summer is set to get even hotter when a who’s who of drama, music, sport and show business will battle it out to become the champion of Celebrity MasterChef 2020, as the ever-popular series returns to prime-time BBC One.
Across five weeks John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be putting their own taste buds through a sensory assault course, as they discover which celebrities have the palate and skill to chop, slice and sizzle their way to lifting the iconic Celebrity MasterChef trophy.
It’s the Celebrity MasterChef heats, and this week the first batch of five celebrities up for the culinary challenge are recording artist Myles Stephenson, Apprentice star and entrepreneur Thomas Skinner, comedian Judi Love, football Legend John Barnes MBE and Death In Paradise star, actor Shyko Amos.
The first challenge for the five hopefuls is The MasterChef Market. Stocked full of the best quality produce from across the world including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, pulses, herbs and spices, the challenge is to invent and then cook one dish to show the judges they have potential. With nerves running high and just 50 minutes to create their dish from scratch, the celebrities must think on their feet to impress the judges.
Next it’s out of the frying pan and into the fire, as the five celebrities are split into two groups to take on the challenge of cooking for the first time in a restaurant kitchen, cooking for paying customers in a busy lunchtime service.
John, Myles and Judi head to Allegra, to serve up modern British dishes, while Thomas and Shyko are sent to Yeni, which showcases Turkish cuisine.
Then in the final test of culinary creativity, it’s back to the MasterChef kitchen, as the contestants are asked to prepare a dish of their own design 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?
Celebrity MasterChef is back for its fifteenth series, with 20 familiar faces from the world of drama, sport, show business and music, all hoping to take the 2020 title.
This week’s Celebrity MasterChef heats continue with the four remaining celebrities facing two more culinary challenges, as they battle for a place in the Semi-Finals.
The Pairs Challenge returns in tonight’s first round where the four celebrities are split into two teams of two, in a test of teamwork and communication. Each team is tasked with cooking the same dish, which must be identical in both appearance and flavour - but there is a catch. In-between each pair there is a wall. The only way for the celebrities to successfully produce identical plates in both flavour and appearance is by communicating with their team mate through the wall. Tonight one team has to master John Torode’s Dim Sum selection, and the other, his Spiced Duck Noodle Broth.
Then, the celebrities’ team work skills are pushed to the extreme as they are faced with their first Mass Catering Challenge, cooking lunch for over 100 staff at Acton Works – the central hub for repairs and upgrades to London Underground trains. There’s intrigue and drama a-plenty as the two teams battle to cook up a storm for the hard-working men and women who keep London moving.
Celebrity MasterChef is back for its fifteenth series, with 20 familiar faces from the world of drama, sport, show business and music all hoping to take the 2020 title.
Tonight the battle for the first two semi-final places in this year’s competition reaches its climax, as the four remaining celebrities must cook a faultless two course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg, but also by three Celebrity MasterChef legends; last year’s champion, Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford MBE, and TV personalities Vicky Pattison and Dom Parker.
All three know what it takes to get through this competition and tonight they are in for a treat as the four celebrities pull out all the stops to try secure their semi-final place. Only the best two contestants can come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2020. For those who don’t cut the mustard, the journey ends here.
From her very first to her very last, in this feature documentary packed with incredible archive and revelation, we chart Diana’s royal journey through her own words. We see how her public words initially painted a picture of a happy marriage, before she calculatedly tore that image to shreds in the tapes she secretly delivered to biographer Andrew Morton.
Diana In Her Own Words, is a tale of a woman transforming herself from ex Royal wife to a global humanitarian, told by the woman herself. As well as revealing and rarely seen archive, the programme features incredible testimony from those who knew Diana best. The men and women who helped her craft her public words, and those who shared private words, including her former press secretary, Patrick Jephson, Royal Correspondent and confidante Jenni Bond and astrologer and close friend Deborah Frank.
Some of Diana’s most enduring words come from her explosive Panorama interview, in which she revealed that “there were three of us in this marriage” and that she would “like to be a Queen of people’s hearts”. We investigate how this extraordinary interview was recorded in secret and then went on to became one of the most viewed TV programmes of all time. Far from being a spontaneous outburst, Diana chose her words with care, and many she’d live to regret. We explore the stories behind some of these iconic phrases.
We observe Diana break free from the royal family to find a new role, and a new voice. Now she was determined that her words would change the world. From AIDS patients to land mine victims, she gave a voice to the vulnerable, used a picture to paint a thousand words as she reinvented her image, and verbally fought back against those who criticised her mission.
Diana’s life was cut short tragically at the very moment she had found freedom, happiness and her life’s calling. But death would not silence her, and her words live on, here in this powerful documentary.
The Aztecs ruled one of the most powerful empires in history, until it was destroyed by Spanish invaders. Using stunning CGI imagery, unique access to new excavations, and an ambitious experiment to build an Aztec pyramid, Lost Pyramids of the Aztecs is an immersive investigation into the vanished world of this remarkable civilisation. In this episode, archaeologists investigate the extraordinary discovery of over 100 ancient skeletons buried in a hillside outside Mexico city, attempt to decode the secrets of a mysterious ancient manuscript to reveal the secrets of Aztec ritual sacrifice, and finally manage to complete their ground-breaking experiment to build a replica Aztec pyramid.
Attention Gogglers – the show which sees the sharpest armchair critics share their thoughts on the best of recent telly, is to head across the pond and step into the homes of a selection of familiar celebrity faces.
Produced by Studio Lambert, each hour-long episode will dive straight into the news and events on television that are currently taking America by storm. Much like the Gogglebox we know and love, the celebrities will share insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of the most popular and topical TV shows and news stories all from the comfort of their own sofas.
We’ll hear opinions from a cracking list of famous faces and their families including Rob Lowe, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Joe Buck, Raven-Symoné, Master P and Romeo, JoJo Siwa, Steve Wozniak, Curtis Stone, and Robert and Kym Herjavec.
Medical staff are faced with an aggressive patient who is shouting and swearing. He was bought in by police after being pushed down a flight of concrete stairs. Doctors are concerned that his behaviour could be as a result of a serious head injury. Police are on standby to speak to the patient about what happened.
Sarah was celebrating her 54th birthday, and fell over onto her wrist. She’s rushed to hospital with suspected broken bones. Sarah is screaming in agony, as the pain is clearly unbearable. Dr. Andrew Rennie administers morphine to help Sarah, but the medical team are concerned when her screams turn to silence.
Lead consultant Fraser Young assembles a full trauma team for 50-year-old Kim, who has shocking severe facial injuries after falling over at home. Kim’s nose and forehead both have deep lacerations down to the bone. Doctors are concerned there may be internal injuries that only a CT scan will reveal. Maxillofacial surgeons are tasked with sewing the patients nose and forehead back together.
Nurse Practitioner Claire Hillary looks after 44-year-old Lee, who has suffered burns to his hands and face. The injury was sustained when Lee lit a firework in his hands. Lee’s hands are blistered all over, but more worryingly, he also has a burn on his eyeball.
A patient is found in a resus bay with wires around their neck in an attempted suicide. Staff have to cut the wires, and clear the room of equipment to keep the patient safe.
89-year-old George arrived in hospital after having a fall at home. George has a tracheostomy, a hole in his neck which helps him to breath. Due to a build-up of mucus, George became short of breath which caused him to fall. George’s family were concerned that he was going to die before getting to hospital. Doctors have to clear the mucus in his throat and give George a nebuliser to help him breathe.
Back in the hot seat for another episode eavesdropping on real people from across Scotland in their local hairdressers. We start in Maryhill, Glasgow where Ex the Barber and local client Rashim talk jobs, good, bad and the terrible ones. In Dundee, Norrie admits to Lorraine he once had a very lucrative job cleaning out chicken huts, with one awful downside. In Dunfermline, Fraser chats to Kevin about life after the army and we visit Aberdeen where barber Daniel gives free monthly haircuts to veterans, to hear from others about life after the army. In Glasgow, Ashleigh and Debbie admit that nights out may be far and few between but they’ve still got it and Carly in Shetland explains the joy of the legendary Birthday Bus. We close with Ian in Motherwell who tells the sweaty tale of his first kiss.
A gravel truck has swerved to avoid an animal in the middle of a busy B road near Coventry, before going into a ditch and rolling over several times. Recovery op Pat Jennings has come to get the truck back on its wheels and help the clean-up team get the road reopened as quickly as possible. He has to deal with a number of problems on the way, including a fence which has attached itself to the truck and a broken hydraulic pump.
Stig is called to the hard shoulder of the M45 near Rugby to help a scrap truck with a broken wheel bearing. Shifting the high and heavy truck is a tough job even for a man of Stig’s abilities and experience, but he deals with the job next to the live lane of the motorway with his usual grace and charm.
Plus, Lee heads into the Leicestershire countryside to rescue a gas tanker which has come off the icy drive of a chicken farm – it’s a tricky lift and shift made even more complicated by the precautions needed to deal with such a volatile cargo. Tez takes his American made Peterbilt truck to a muddy building site near Daventry to help a truck that’s stuck in the muck. Tez gets down and dirty and uses the slippy mud to his advantage to get the truck back on terra firma – before taking himself and his truck for a serious clean up.