MasterChef Ireland

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MasterChef Ireland
MasterChef Ireland Official Logo and Wordmark.jpg
Genre Cooking
Judges Dylan McGrath
Nick Munier
Narrated by Lorraine Pilkington
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Production
Location(s) Dublin
Running time 54 minutes
Production company(s) Shine Group
in association with
Ziji productions
distributed by
Shine International
Screentime Shinawhil
Release
Original network RTÉ Two
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 8 September 2011 (2011-09-08) –
Present
External links
Website www.rte.ie/masterchef

MasterChef Ireland is an RTÉ television cooking game show based on the international format created by Franc Roddam.[1]

As of late 2016 the series has moved to TV3, the fourth season is expected to air as part of the TV3 Autumn 2016 schedule beginning with Celebrity Masterchef Ireland.

Judges[edit]

Robin Gill and Daniel Clifford have been confirmed as the new judges on the 2017 season of the show on TV3 Ireland.[2] Previous judges included Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier.[3]

Narrator[edit]

Lorraine Pilkington was the show's narrator until 2013. Aoibhéann McCann narrates Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017.

Contestants[edit]

First series
  • Mary Carney
  • Nadia Mathiasen
  • Mike Curran
  • Mandy Scott
  • Grant Jacobs
  • Conal Markey
  • Bridin Carey
  • Clare Anne O'Keefe
  • Christine O'Sullivan
  • Barry Finnegan
  • Jackie Doran
  • Jarek Baryga
  • Kevin MacNamidhe
  • Pierce Maher
  • Richard Speedie
  • Shane Cullinan
First series winner

Mary Carney[4]

Series 2[edit]

A second season was announced on 15 February 2012.[5] It premiered on 4 October 2012 at 9:30 on RTÉ Two. The final of the second season aired on 13 December 2012 and was won by Tamarin Blackmur.[6][7]

Celebrity MasterChef 2013[edit]

On 14 July 2013, Celebrity MasterChef Ireland, a new six-part series began on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.[8] Eight celebrities are taking part with Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier returning as judges.[9]

In week 1 judges Nick Munier and Dylan McGrath asked the contestants to cook something that is 'You on a Plate' and also to cook French dessert Crêpe Suzette in a cooking challenge. Comedian Gary Cooke was the first contestant to leave after Dylan McGrath commented that his dessert looked like something that had "fallen off a roof." [10] David Gillick was crowned the winner of the competition on the final which aired 18 August 2013, beating fellow finalists, Aengus Mac Grianna and Maia Dunphy.[11][12]

Celebrities[edit]

Celebrity MasterChef 2017[edit]

On 16 January 2017, a new series of Celebrity MasterChef Ireland began on TV3 at 10pm.[19] Daniel Clifford and Robin Gill were the judges.[20][21]

Celebrities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTÉ Television launches MasterChef Ireland". RTÉ Ten. RTÉ. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/tv-news/215518/Pat-Kenny-Gogglebox-Red-Rock-and-Masterchef-top-TV3s-new-look-schedule
  3. ^ "Last Night’s TV: Masterchef Ireland". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Masterchef Ireland winner Carney pregnant". RTÉ Ten. RTÉ. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Finn, Melanie (15 February 2012). "RTÉ to serve up a second helping of Masterchef". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "MasterChef Ireland: Winner 2012". RTÉ News. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tamarin Blackmur wins MasterChef". RTÉ News. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Newscaster Mac Grianna for Celebrity Masterchef". RTÉ News. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "RTÉ ANNOUNCE THE EIGHT PERSONALITIES TAKING PART IN CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF". RTÉ Presspack. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Comedian Gary Cooke is first to get booted off Celebrity Masterchef". Irish Mirror. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "David Gillick wins Celebrity MasterChef Ireland". RTÉ News. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Champion athlete David Gillick is runaway winner of Celebrity Masterchef". Irish Mirror. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Cooke is the first to go on Celebrity Masterchef". RTÉ News. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kamal hangs up Celeb MasterChef apron". RTÉ News. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Tracy Piggott leaves Celebrity MasterChef". RTÉ News. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Conor Pope hangs up Celeb MasterChef apron". RTÉ News. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Yvonne Keating misses out on Celebrity Masterchef final". Irish Mirror. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "David Gillick wins gold on Ireland's first Celebrity Masterchef". Irish Independent. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Celebrity Masterchef Ireland got off to a hugely entertaining start last night". Daily Edge. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Tensions expected to boil over on Celebrity MasterChef". Irish Independent. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Here's all of the confirmed lineup for Celebrity MasterChef Ireland". Entertainment.ie. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Sonia O’Sullivan: My experience in the ‘MasterChef’ kitchen". Irish Times. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Nadia Forde eliminated from Celebrity MasterChef in 'fruits of the sea' disaster". Irish Independent. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Celebrity Masterchef: Evelyn Cusack blown off course in dessert storm". Irish Times. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 

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