MasterChef final on Friday 6th May, 8.30pm
The MasterChef final will hit our screens on Friday 6th May at 8.30pm, and people up and down the country will be tuning in to see who will be the MasterChef winner of 2016. The competitors, who have been battling it out for seven weeks, were whittled down to four for Thursday’s episode.
Drama in Mexico
The series took a dramatic turn this week when, during an episode set in Mexico, one contestant was taken ill. During this trip, the contestants had to take over the lunch service at the famous restaurant Pujol, run a food stall and cater for VIPs at the British embassy. As this last task commenced, contestant Juanita Hennessey became ill while preparing the starter. This may be a hotly contested competition, but team spirit kicked in, and the other contestants completed her dish according to her instructions.
Who could win?
After Thursday’s episode, when Juanita was knocked out of the completion, the possible winners are down to three:
- Jack, a 27-year-old project manager from Oxfordshire, who now lives in London.
- Jane, a 50-year-old mother of four from Hampshire
- Billy, a 32-year-old property surveyor from the Vale of Belvoir, who currently lives in London.
What happens in the final?
The finale takes place back in London, where the BBC tells us the candidates will "have three hours to produce three exceptional courses, push the culinary boundaries and give the judges an awe-inspiring tasting like never before." It should be a nail-biting episode as we wait to see judges Greg Wallace and John Torode crown this year’s winner.
Last year’s winner, Simon Wood, has been working as executive chef for his hometown’s football club, Oldham Athletic, and writing his own cookery book, but his plans for the future are to open his own restaurant in Manchester. The possibilities for this year’s winner are endless.