Series 12 · Episode 1
Over 7 weeks, 48 professional chefs will face the rigours of the Masterchef kitchen before one is crowned this year's culinary superstar.
Series 12 · Episode 2
Each chef has to face the dreaded skills test. Under the scrutiny of all 3 judges, the initial moments for any competitor are nerve-wracking, as their knowledge, palate and experience are weighed up.
Series 12 · Episode 3
First up the chefs are challenged to an Invention Test, centred around The Judges Favourite Ingredient. This week, Marcus selects from every kitchen around the world- rice.
Series 12 · Episode 4
First, is the infamous Skills Test, followed by a chance to cook their own unique Signature Dish for the judges.
Series 12 · Episode 5
It's the second heat of the week, and 6 more of the UK's most determined chefs make the journey to the Masterchef kitchen, ready to fight for the coveted title.
Series 12 · Episode 6
First up, the chefs face an Invention Test, featuring a particular ingredient. This week, Monica has selected a favourite, found at the heart of many cuisines, the onion.
Series 12 · Episode 7
In just 15 minutes, professionals will have to show they can muster this classic french sandwich to Michelin-starred standards. The remaining 3 chefs face a test set by Monica.
Series 12 · Episode 8
To begin their fight for the coveted title, the chefs face the dreaded Skills Test. 3 chefs face what could be the toughest 20 minutes of their careers, set by Marcus.
Series 12 · Episode 9
The chefs face an Invention Test, featuring one key favourite ingredient selected by the judges. This week, Marcus wants them to create a dish that uses coffee to its full potential.
Series 12 · Episode 10
The chefs will be whisking, and quite possibly wishing they had brushed up on their plant-based cuisine, when Monica asks them to cook a braised artichoke with saffron aquafaba mayonnaise.
Series 12 · Episode 11
The contestants will be hoping to wow the judges with their take on Monica's dish of Oeufs Meurette.
Series 12 · Episode 12
The professionals face an Invention Test, in which the key ingredient specially selected by the judges must feature.
Series 12 · Episode 13
After 4 weeks of intense competition, the 12 most talented chefs remain from the initial 48. Tonight, for the first time, they all come together in the Masterchef kitchen.
Series 12 · Episode 14
Only 10 outstanding chefs remain in the competition and they have been split into 2 groups of 5. The first group is set two daunting challenges by Monica and Marcus.
Series 12 · Episode 15
Tonight, the second group of 5 chefs face two intense challenges set by Monica and Marcus in a bid to become Semi-Finalists.
Series 12 · Episode 16
The remaining 8 chefs brace themselves to cook up a storm as they face a double beast of a challenge in the Masterchef ktichen.
Series 12 · Episode 17
Tonight, the first 3 remaining Semi-Finalists battle it out for a place in The Finals. They are given the opportunity to work alongside one of the UK's most exciting chefs.
Series 12 · Episode 18
It's the last Semi Final and the second group of chefs is in close competition for a place in The Finals.
Series 12 · Episode 19
Over the next 3 nights, the finalists will face the close scrutiny of some of Britain's greatest chefs, and immerse themselves in a world-class kitchen.
Series 12 · Episode 20
In tonight's penultimate challenge, the 4 remaining chefs fight to secure their place to be one of the final 3.
Series 12 · Episode 21
Now, just 3 chefs remain. This will be the last time they cook in the competition and the evening will end with one of them receiving the ultimate prize.