Series 11 - Episode 13



Can we get one thing out of the way before we begin? Will Gregg Wallace please stop calling contestants, both men and women, “mate”. Seriously, this has to end right now. We’re in the MasterChef kitchen, not at a jellied eel stall.

OK, on with the show. It’s knockout week. Twelve hopefuls remain and they meet for the first time for one great big cook-off. John Torode wants “a main course with true origin, it has a reason, a story, a reality” (crikey, is he talking about food or a first novel?). Gregg Wallace, on the other hand, wants a big pudding. ’Twas ever thus.


After four weeks of heats, 40 hopefuls have been whittled down to the most promising 12 - and now they face the knockout stage, beginning with either a main or a pudding based on briefs by judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. The top nine then go straight to the next stage, while the bottom three face a cook-off in which they have to come up with their showstopper dish - and with only two more places available, only the best will do.

Cast & Crew

Judge John Torode
Judge Gregg Wallace
Executive Editor Karen Ross
Executive Editor David Ambler
Series Director David Crerar
Series Producer Katie Attwood
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