The brand new series of Masterchef: The Professionals is coming, and this time, it will air on BBC One.
The 13th competition is a six-week series and sees judges, Michelin-starred chef, Marcus Wareing; highly-reputed chef, Monica Galetti, and celebrated MasterChef judge, Gregg Wallace, side-by-side once again to preside over the UK’s most revered cooking competition. Thirty-six more contestants will demonstrate their outstanding skills, commitment and creativity to convince the judges they are worthy of the highly esteemed title.
The move from BBC Two reflects the increasing success of the series which has been BBC Two’s highest rating cookery series for the past three years. The last series achieved record audience figures with 3.55 million viewers tuning in to see Stu Deeley raise the prestigious trophy last December.
Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, says: “MasterChef is one of the channel’s biggest brands and following the impact of Covid on the production of original programming it feels like the time is right to move ‘The Professionals’ to BBC One and find an even wider audience.”
Shine TV’s Executive Producer for MasterChef, David Ambler, says: “This year’s MasterChef: The Professionals is a fantastic competition. Although it has been filmed in very difficult times for the hospitality industry, the series has uncovered some really exciting culinary talent which the MasterChef judges are delighted to share with the BBC One audience.”
Fans don’t have long to wait for the new series, which will begin at 9pm on Tuesday 10 November, 2020. It means the show will cross-over with Bake Off, but don’t worry – you’ll be able to catch up via BBC iPlayer.