Celebrity MasterChef (series 8)

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Celebrity MasterChef (series 8)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 31 July 2013 –
Series chronology
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Series 7

Celebrity MasterChef was renewed for an eighth series following the culmination of the seventh. The eighth series began on 31 July 2013, and is billed to finish on 6 September 2013, with episodes airing on BBC One and on BBC One HD.[1] Judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode returned for the new series.[2]

Cast[edit]

Celebrity Occupation Status
Heidi Range Sugababes Singer Eliminated 1st
on 1 August 2013
Jo Wood Former wife of Ronnie Wood Eliminated 2nd
on 2 August 2013
John Thomson Actor & Comedian Eliminated 3rd
on 8 August 2013
Phillips Idowu Olympic track and field athlete Eliminated 4th
on 9 August 2013
Miranda Krestovnikoff TV Presenter Eliminated 5th
on 15 August 2013
Shappi Khorsandi Comedian Eliminated 6th
on 16 August 2013
Joe Calzaghe Former Boxer Eliminated 7th
on 22 August 2013
Matthew Hoggard Cricketer Eliminated 8th
on 23 August 2013
Denise Black Former Coronation Street Actress Eliminated 9th
on 28 August 2013
Katy Brand Comedian Eliminated 10th
on 28 August 2013
Speech Debelle Rapper Eliminated 11th
on 29 August 2013
Shane Lynch Boyzone Singer Eliminated 12th
on 30 August 2013
Brian Capron Former Coronation Street Actor Eliminated 13th
on 4 September 2013
Les Dennis TV Presenter Second Place
on 6 September 2013
Janet Street-Porter Journalist Second Place
on 6 September 2013
Ade Edmondson Actor & Comedian Winner
on 6 September 2013

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Episodes[edit]

Viewing figures are provided by BARB.[5] Each episode's weekly rank refers to its ranking among BBC One's other programming for each week.

Ep#/Wk-Ep# Original airdate Episode Title / Event Total viewers (UK) Weekly Rank
Week 1
1/01-1 31 July 2013 Series Premiere

Heidi, Katy, Janet and Jo took part in the Mystery Box Challenge. The first Mystery Box contained these ingredients: spider crab, filo pastry, pineapple, spinach, chilli, spring onions, pistachios and tomatoes. Heidi, Katy, Janet and Jo had fifty minutes to make a dish using just these ingredients. Following this test, the four celebrities competed in a Palate Test, in which they had to recreate John's Chinese five spice duck breast, duck dumplings and soup dish. The judges then set them the task of catering for over one hundred Cirque du Soleil performers, separating Katy and Janet into one team and Jo and Heidi into another. After these three challenges, it was evident that Katy and Janet had gained the upper hand in terms of the cooking ability they presented to the two judges.

5,110,000 10
2/01-2 1 August 2013 Elimination #1

Heidi, Katy, Janet and Jo competed in pairs of two, with Janet and Jo in one pair and Katy and Heidi in the other, in their first challenge of the day. For their first challenge, the respective pairs had to work in catering in two of London's top restaurants; Janet and Jo worked in Le Pont de la Tour, whilst Katy and Heidi served customers in the pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh. After this challenging test, the celebrities were tasked in their pairs with creating both a main course and a dessert dish within one hour and ten minutes in an Invention Test. Finally, the celebrities were given just one hour to individually make a dish of their own design to present to the judges. Jo and Heidi found themselves in the firing line, with the judges deciding that one of them should be the first to leave the kitchen. Heidi's nerves proved to be her downfall as she was the first to be eliminated.

4,310,000 23
3/01-3 2 August 2013 Elimination #2

The three remaining contestants, Janet, Jo and Katy, had to prepare a two-course meal in their final challenge that would determine whether they would be a semi-finalist. Their meals were judged by not only the two judges but also by former Celebrity MasterChef winners Phil Vickery and Lisa Faulkner and by series five finalist Andi Peters. Following this, Jo was eliminated and the other two contestants, Janet and Katy, went through to the semi-finals.

Below 3,400,000 >30
Week 2
4/02-1 7 August 2013 Ade, Denise, Phillips and John were the next four celebrities to battle for a place in the semi-finals. First, they took part in the Mystery Box Challenge which contained, among others, a crocodile as an ingredient. The four contestants had fifty minutes to prepare a dish of their own using the ingredients inside the Mystery Box. Following this, the celebrities were challenged with a Palate Test, in which they had to recreate John's pappardelle with Indian spiced meatballs within just fifty minutes. The final challenge of the day saw the contestants working in pairs outside of the MasterChef kitchen, serving over one hundred and twenty students at Kingston University a main course, a dessert course and a vegetarian option. 4.42 14
5/02-2 8 August 2013 Elimination #3

Ade, Denise, Phillips and John competed in pairs of two in their first challenge of the day. For their first challenge, the respective pairs had to work in catering in two of London's top restaurants; Ade and Phillips worked in The Swan[disambiguation needed], whilst Denise and John served customers in L'Anima. After this challenging test, the celebrities were tasked in their pairs with creating both a main course and a dessert dish within one hour. Finally, the celebrities were given just one hour to individually make a dish of their own design to present to the judges. John was eliminated, with the judges having disliked greatly his pumpkin dish to favour his eviction over Phillips', who also found himself in the firing line with his cheese and fish dish.

4.54 11
6/02-3 9 August 2013 Elimination #4

The three remaining contestants had to prepare a two-course meal in their final challenge that would determine whether they would be a semi-finalist or not. Their meals were judged by not only the two judges but also by former Celebrity MasterChef winners Phil Vickery and Emma Kennedy and by 2010 finalist Christine Hamilton. Following this, Phillips was eliminated and Ade and Denise went through to the semi-final stage of the competition.

3.57 30

Elimination Chart[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6

Final

Ade Not
participating
Semi-Finalist Exempt
Brian Not
participating
Semi-Finalist Exempt
Denise Not
participating
Semi-Finalist Exempt
Janet Semi-Finalist Exempt
Joe Not
participating
Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 11)
Katy Semi-Finalist Exempt
Les Not
participating
Semi-Finalist
Matthew Not
participating
Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 12)
Miranda Not
participating
Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 9)
Shane Not
participating
Semi-Finalist Exempt
Shappi Not
participating
Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 8)
Speech Not
participating
Semi-Finalist
Phillips Not
participating
Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 6)
John Not
participating
Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 5)
Jo Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 3)
Heidi Participated Eliminated
(Ep. 2)
Notes 1 1 1 1
Eliminated Heidi
Jo
John
Phillips
Miranda

Shappi

Joe

Matthew

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : Two contestants were eliminated each week during the first four weeks of the competition through a series of heats; whilst, the other two contestants every week made it into the fifth week (semi-finals) which involved the remaining eight celebrities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC One - Celebrity MasterChef - Next on". Bbc.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  2. ^ "'Celebrity MasterChef' gets BBC One return date - TV News". Digital Spy. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Heidi Range, Les Dennis, Shane Lynch for 'Celebrity MasterChef' - MasterChef News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Celebrity MasterChef returns to prime time BBC One with all-star line-up". BBC Media Centre. 24 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top 30 Programmes". BARB. 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-06-08.