Celebrity Masterchef returns

(303 Posts)
MsNobodyAgain Wed 31-Jul-13 19:39:05

Tonight, 31st July. 8pm, BBC1.

Jux Sat 07-Sep-13 23:05:24

Oh thank you, Relaxed. I've seen it at my brother's - he has got Sky - and it is so much better.

Relaxedandhappyperson Sat 07-Sep-13 22:17:08

They're showing on "Really" on Freeview, Jux. May be the previous series, I'm not sure, but will give you an Aussie junior masterchef experience.

The Aussie adults' series is amazing: seems to go on For Ever and I have no idea who all the myriad of presenters are.

Jux Sat 07-Sep-13 21:56:36

Don't have Sky sad

Bakingnovice Sat 07-Sep-13 20:39:47

It was me who said he was coached. In the beginning it was obvious he'd been coached when he produced two nice puddings when asked to cook his own dish. In the blind challenge at the end of the show his two desserts (v basic ones) were a complete disaster.

Anyway, forget this show you all need to start watching junior master chef Australia. That show is bloody amazing. I'm hooked. On sky 249 I think. The challenges are unreal

I'm suspicious of Les's rapid transformation from bumbling idiot to good cook. IMO he should have gone out in the first round. I agree with whoever said he'd been coached.

SoupDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 11:49:23

They could, say, pair off someone with great ideas who lacks the technical ability with someone who has great ability but no original ideas.

SoupDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 11:47:36

It wasn't a team contest - they all cooked separately. It would be interesting if they all started out separately and then were paired off as the contest progressed though.

If there were two winners before, it was because they were evenly matched - that wasn't the case this time.

LaVolcan Sat 07-Sep-13 11:37:15

And why not have a team winning? It would have spiced up the format a bit. The 'regular' Masterchef had two winners last year. They could have kept Brian in then to make it fair.

SoupDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 11:12:27

Thinking about it, if Janet had done the cooking and let Les put it on the plate, they would have won as a team.

SoupDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 11:11:25

I think it's the difference between cook and chef. The presentation is all part of being a chef. Both Ade & Janet are fantastic cooks but only Ade had the extra "chef" aspect really.

Poncey presentation does nothing for me though.

Jux Sat 07-Sep-13 11:07:42

Sadly, I didn't see it.

Glad Ade won though. My bro suggested that Les may have put money into the show, and that was why he had to get into the final. But I'm sure that's a grave calumny.

I'm glad Ade won but Janet is also an excellent cook.

I'd have been disgusted if Les had won. I can't believe he even made it to the final. The man cocked up packet custard for god's sake. I never forgave him for that.

I'm glad Ade won but Janet is also an excellent cook.

I'd have been disgusted if Les had won. I can't believe he even made it to the final. The man cocked up packet custard for god's sake. I never forgave him for that.

LaVolcan Sat 07-Sep-13 09:04:36

I would have booted Ade out when his ice-cream failed and they were left with just a poached pear, but they got rid of Speech instead.

I think Janet was consistently the better cook throughout, but presentation let her down, although personally, her good hearty meals beat all this fancy 'artwork on a plate' any day.

SoupDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 08:17:54

I think from a purely cooking point of view, Janet and Ade were evenly matched. Janet was let down by presentation - if she'd got that right it would have been less clear who should have won IMO.

Ellenora5 Fri 06-Sep-13 22:50:53

Well he was the better cook in the end, so he deserved it, but it was not a good series, there must have been budget cuts somewhere, why did they not go abroad, I remember Christine Hamiltion having to cook on a train somewhere in the searing heat and Cilla (from corrie, can't remember her real name) cooking some sort of tagine on top of a resort also in the searing heat, I think it was the same series but I'm not sure, they were both fantastic cooks by the way, way better thatn anyone on this series.

Lizzabadger Fri 06-Sep-13 21:43:16

I did want Janet to win but Ade was definitely better on the night.

Relaxedandhappyperson Fri 06-Sep-13 21:15:30

Yeah, not much tension there, his final dishes were so excellent.

FacebookWanker Fri 06-Sep-13 21:01:04

Bloody auto correct. That should have been elderflower granita.

squoosh Fri 06-Sep-13 20:57:57

Awww Ade is sweet.

FacebookWanker Fri 06-Sep-13 20:57:51

I'm not one for overly presented foo d, but Janet' s food didn't look good

Elderflowergranita Fri 06-Sep-13 20:57:42

There you go.

He deserved it.

Theas18 Fri 06-Sep-13 20:57:28

Yay! Ade smile

SoupDragon Fri 06-Sep-13 20:57:01

Had to be Ade really

Gracelo Fri 06-Sep-13 20:56:55

Oh good.

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