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Tonight’s episode (August 19) of celebrity master chef saw Mel Blatt, Cliff Parisi and Gareth Malone battle for two semi-final spots.
The celebrities not only had to cook for the judges, but also for former ones celebrity master chef Contestants Vicky Pattison and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock and 2018 Champion John Partridge.
Despite the stiff competition, it was Gareth Malone who was eliminated, meaning Mel and Cliff are in the semifinals.
From the start it was Mel who stood out with her menu and her cooking skills. The singer had changed her dishes at the last minute to something she felt more suited her tastes, making a cheese fondue with steak sandwiches and an open haddock lasagna.
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Her ambitious menu received positive reviews from both judges, although she feared she might not be able to finish the dishes on time. “If Mel does all the work, I’ll be in awe,” John said.
Her appetizer was well received by the judges and was awarded a Winner Winner Cheesy Dinner by John Partridge and Vicky.
However, for the main course, Mel cut well with 15 minutes to go and no pasta sheets were made. Vicky was also wary of the dish, saying that none of the ingredients were to her liking.
Despite the pressure, she managed to get the meal ready, impressing all the judges and managing to change Vicky’s mind about smoked fish. “Well, if I’m wrong, then I’m wrong,” she said, pleasantly surprised by the food.
Meanwhile, Gareth and Cliff also impressed with their menus, but unfortunately the two came under pressure when cooking.
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Gareth’s steak entree was praised for the seasoning, but the texture wasn’t quite right. “He tried so hard, but there are a few things that let him down,” Vicky said of the court.
Likewise, his apple sponge with creme anglaise fell short as the pouring custard became lumpy. “I found that really tough today,” he reflected after presenting his dishes to the jury.
While all three contestants struggled with their food, it came down to who made the bigger mistake of Cliff and Gareth – and Gareth said goodbye to them master chef Kitchen.
“I’m really sad, but it’s really sparked a huge interest in cooking for me,” he said.
Of the remaining two, which celebrity will make it to the final?
celebrity master chef will be broadcast on BBC One.