Celebrity MasterChef. Now there’s a show which shouldn’t have got past the fifth bottle of Merlot during the wine bar discussion in which it was dreamt up. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if the celebrities were just a little more up-to-date. Take last night’s episode; Paul (wherever he lays his hat) Young, Marie (of risqué yesteryear photoshoot fame) Helvin, and some bloke who teaches singing for a living.
Hardly household names these days area they? The announcers seem to want to keep reminding us that they “are celebrities, but can they cook”.
By the look of what’s on offer, “they can cook but are they celebrities?” would be more accurate.
Perhaps I’m just bitter and twisted because I would actually love to be in BBC MasterChef. So how about it Beeb bosses? Lets have Food Critics MasterChef next. Just think how much payback every professional chef in the country would get watching helpless hacks mess up in the kitchen. But one small tip, try taking the programme out of London for bit, if only so that I can enter.
Celebrity MasterChef is on at 7pm every evening this week up with the winner from each heat competing in the quarter-final on Friday.