Celebrity MasterChef boots out another star before the quarter-finals

Celebrity MasterChef spoilers follow.

Celebrity MasterChef sent another star package tonight (August 18), as the other trio of quarter-finalists were decided.

Former boxer Chris Eubank, All Saints singer Mel Blatt, Call the midwifeCliff Parisi and TV choir director Gareth Malone all felt the heat from the kitchen, but who did judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace get rid of?

Chris Eubankwe are sad to report.

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First for the foursome was a 15-minute task: in front of John and Gregg they had to rustle up the fettuccine with basil and parsley pesto.

This started a running theme throughout tonight’s episode, as self-confessed “cooking newbie” Chris needed tips at every step.

Later, European-renowned professional chef Freddy Forster appeared to test them all in new ways, bringing to life a number of recipes influenced by his West African heritage.

Then came the moment of truth: a last-gasp chance to win over John and Gregg, when the chefs were asked to create a dish that represented their youth.

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After the outcome, Chris thanked his fellow competitors before telling the cameras: “I feel extremely blessed. I’ll look back fondly – wow, look at me, I was in Master chef kitchen!”

Cliff, who appeared on I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! back in 2019, beamed: “I never thought I’d get through to the quarter-finals, it’s just amazing, but it keeps coming at you in waves – you can’t even go to the toilet!”

Smiling, Mel also reacted: “I’m just really happy, really happy. But yeah, the next challenge… I’m getting scared about it now too! So I’m not going to enjoy this for too long.”

Celebrity MasterChef broadcast on BBC One.

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