The third round of heats for Celebrity MasterChef 2022 get underway this week and so far judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace have tested 10 famous faces on their culinary skills. Throughout the last couple of weeks they have been whittling down this year's contestants and four celebrities now have a place in the semi-final – but which two stars will join them?
On Friday (August 19), Call the Midwife star Cliff Parisi and All Saints singer Mel Blatt became the latest stars to bag places in the semi-final after impressing not only John and Gregg with their two-course meals – but previous contestants 2019 finalists Vicky Pattinson and Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, and 2018 champion, John Partridge too. They join week one contestants McFly's Danny Jones and Love Island star Faye Winter.
Five new celebrities are now hoping they've got what it takes to get the next two places in the semi-finals and will be cooking a fresh set of dishes for the MasterChef judges this week. Here are all the details on which famous faces will be competing and when the episodes will be airing on our television screens:
When is Celebrity MasterChef on this week?
As with previous weeks, this latest round of heats will air across three nights on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The first round kicks off on Tuesday, August 23 from 9pm, then four celebrities will then go through to the second round, which will air on Thursday, August 25 from 8pm – both of these episodes will air for 60 minutes.
The quarter-final episode is just 30 minutes and will be broadcast on Friday, August 26 from 9pm. It will see the three remaining celebrities put under pressure as they cook a two-course meal for Gregg, John and former Celebrity MasterChef finalists Andi Peters, Megan McKenna, and champion Riyadh Khalaf, for a chance to be in the semi-final.
Who are the celebrities taking part on MasterChef this week?
Five brand new stars will be taking to the MasterChef kitchen across three nights this week, they are:
Actor, best known for appearances in The Wire, Jericho and His Dark Materials, Clarke Peters Stage and screen actress and Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph Former professional footballer Jimmy Bullard Television presenter Kirsty Gallacher Actor, comedian and EastEnders and Hollyoaks soap star Richard Blackwood
You can watch the series so far over on the BBC iPlayer.