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WEEK 9

MasterChef

MasterChef is back and the kitchen is open for 60 of the UK’s most outstanding amateur cooks to battle it out for the 2020 title. Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will spend the next eight weeks putting the hopeful contestants through their paces as they search for one exceptional home cook worthy of being crowned MasterChef Champion 2020.

TX1 60 mins

Out of the thousands who applied, 60 hopeful amateur cooks have made it through to compete over five weeks of Heats. This year they will have to cook not only for their place in the competition but also the right to wear a coveted MasterChef apron. With six contestants in each Heat and only four aprons up for grabs, the battle is fierce from the offset.

The contestants get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their Signature Dish – a plate that tells John and Gregg about who they are as a cook and how good they can become. After tasting all six dishes, John and Gregg will pick their two favourites and those cooks will earn themselves not only a MasterChef apron, but also a place in the next round.

The remaining four contestants will have to pull out all the stops as they cook off, in a new test – The Three Ingredients Challenge. Tasked with creating one exceptional dish showcasing three specific ingredients – bream, fennel and tomatoes - the stakes are high as at the end, two cooks will fasten their new aprons, and two will be sent home and their MasterChef dream will be over.

There’s now just one more challenge standing in the way of the four remaining cooks and a Quarter Final place. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some of MasterChef’s most inspiring winners, finalists and contestants, who have all gone on to work in the food industry.

Impressing the guests has never been more important because their favourite cook will automatically become a Quarter Finalist, while the other two places will be determined by John and Gregg. Tonight, the contestants’ fate is in the hands of last year’s MasterChef Finalists - Delia-Marie Asser, Jilly McCord and the 2019 Champion, Irini Tzortzoglou.

In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to be good to survive - taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2020.

TX2 60 mins

Tonight, six more amateurs try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the 2020 MasterChef Champion. This year they will have to cook not only for their place in the competition but also the right to wear a coveted MasterChef apron. With only four aprons up for grabs, competition is fierce.

The contestants get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their Signature Dish – something that tells John and Gregg about who they are as a cook and how good they can become. After tasting all six plates, John and Gregg will pick their two favourite dishes and those cooks will earn themselves a pristine MasterChef apron as well as a place in the next round.

The remaining four contestants will have to pull out all the stops as they cook off in a new test – The Three Ingredients Challenge. Tasked with creating one exceptional dish showcasing three specific ingredients – squid, courgette and chilli - the stakes are high as at the end, two cooks will proudly put on their new aprons, and two be sent home and their MasterChef dream will be over.

There is now just one more challenge standing in the way of the four remaining cooks and a Quarter Final place. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some of MasterChef’s most inspiring winners, finalists and contestants, who have all gone on to work in the food industry.

Impressing the guests has never been more important because their chosen cook will automatically become a Quarter Finalist, while the other two places will be decided by John and Gregg. Tonight, the contestants’ fate is in the hands of MasterChef 2015 Finalists –Emma Spitzer, Tony Rodd and Champion, Simon Wood.

In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to be good to survive - taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2020.

TX3 30 mins

Tonight, it’s the first Quarter Final and the six talented Heat winners return to fight for a place in Knockout Week.

Facing the Critic’s Test, the week’s best-performing amateurs take on the intimidating task – cooking to a brief, set by one of the UK’s top food critics. This week, Jay Rayner asks them to produce a standout dish incorporating stuffing.

Who can handle the pressure and show they have what it takes to progress further in the competition, taking another step closer to being crowned MasterChef Champion 2020?

Husbands From Hell

If you thought your husband was bad for being allergic to the washing up then just wait until you meet the Husbands From Hell.

We meet Alan who has turned his garden into a scrapyard, Barry who thinks there’s no such word as love and Amos who thinks 6 children is just for starters. We travel to Scotland to meet the poor woman who is married to the A-list version of the village idiot, Mr Bean and to Bury where lean and mean, cleaning machine Tony is driving his wife up the wall. 


  • Sunday 23rd February, 10pm

  • Channel 5

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The Big Narstie Show

Louis Theroux, rapper Kano, comedian Sara Pascoe and social media star Stevo the Madman join grime legend Big Narstie and his comedian co-pilot Mo Gilligan as they continue the third series of their late-night anarchic chat, comedy and music show. Featuring more celebrity guests, more music performances, more straight talking and plenty more laugh-out-loud sketches, the award-winning programme will continue to break every chat-show rule in the book - so expect the unexpected.


  • Friday 28th February, 11:05pm

  • Channel 4

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Trucking Hell

Action-packed reality series, following those who take on super-sized transport jobs. These plucky women and men risk life and limb to rescue stricken vehicles.

On the outskirts of Derby, Rob and Lee race to the scene of a horrific traffic collision in which a van has slid out of control on a country lane and landed on top of a car. With the car wedged underneath the van, the recovery team are faced with an incredilbly complex challenge.

In the Leicestershire countryside, a 20-tonne milk tanker is in serious trouble as it has come off the road and is sinking in a muddy field. Tez and his crew need to think on their feet, as they realise the tanker is in danger of tippping over with recovery op Marta at the wheel!

Meanwhile, Merrie gets a rubbish job trying to rescue a broken down bin lorry on the M42. Closed after flash flooding, the motorway reopens when Merrie least expects it and she's dicing with danger as she works to the live lane.


  • Thursday 27th February, 9pm

  • Paramount

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