Famous MasterChef spoilers follow.
Famous MasterChefThe latest series of continued with its second series tonight (August 16), with more stars trying to impress Gregg Wallace and John Torode in the kitchen.
This week saw dancer and reality star MoJo, choir leader Gareth Malone, boxing champion Chris Eubank, EastEnders All Saints alumni Cliff Parisi and Mel Blatt compete to advance to the next round.
Unfortunately for mojo, she fell at the first hurdle. But what happened in the episode to lead to her departure?
First, the celebrities had to show off their skills using a pre-selected ingredient as the centerpiece. Chris, Cliff, Gareth and MoJo were praised for their dishes, while Mel’s was singled out as especially good, with Chris even asking if they could save some of Mel’s for him.
After one of the strongest starts in a long time, the group was tasked with tasting some poutine and writing down the ingredients they noticed. Some of the celebs mistook the cottage cheese for halloumi, while Gareth thought the cayenne pepper was paprika (which is pretty close).
The celebrities were then given a bunch of ingredients, some that actually went into the poutine, some that didn’t, and told to make their own. Cliff and MoJo went for the wrong meat and used tough venison instead of beef. Like Cliff, Chris also incorrectly added redcurrant jam to his sauce, and way too much of it. “Too much is a great place to start,” he argued, and you wouldn’t argue with Chris Eubank, would you?
Mel once again emerged victorious, without using the wrong ingredient. Gareth was very close with his attempt. Cliff completely missed the mark, but was told his dish “wasn’t a total mess”, MoJo cooked great fries but needed more sauce, while Chris’s was compared to a Chinese prime rib more than anything else, but it was a very tasty spare. rib.
Finally, the group had to make a dish worthy of a dinner. Cliff opted for a squid ink pasta, Gareth made sea bass with duchess potatoes and hollandaise sauce, Mel made a homemade truffle tart, MoJo also made a pasta dish with prawns and garlic bread on the side, while Chris opted to use white rice and corned beef – an ingredient that John and Gregg noted has never been used in kitchen master prior to.
Mel and Gareth were praised, while Cliff and MoJo were criticized by the judges, with the latter’s raw prawns really standing out as a problem. John didn’t agree with Chris’s bet, but Gregg was impressed. In the end, MoJo’s issues with her timing meant that she was the first to go.
The next two episodes will see two more celebrities from this group go home, while two of them will join island of love‘s Faye Winter and McFly’s Danny Jones from the first heat in the semis.
Famous MasterChef continues Thursday on BBC One.