Last night was the first part of the Masterchef final. Does that strike anyone else as weird? Is there any other show that has four parts to their final? They really do like milking this show, don’t they? Luckily though, it’s always pretty good. Although the challenges they think up are always a tad strange when they get to this point in the show. I think it’s known as clutching at straws.
Those wacky TV producers clearly thought “let’s send them to the army. That’ll be tough.” And well, that’s exactly what they did. Whisked off to the Scottish Highlands were Christopher (the good looking one), Mat (the favourite to win, the one with sinister eyebrows) and Andy (the comeback contestant). They had to cook with rations! Oh no! How difficult.
This isn’t WW1 anymore, so rations managed to dish up some very tasty food – chilli con carne from Mat, Shepherd’s pie from Christopher (which no one wanted to eat) and Beef Stew from Andy (and he faffed about so much that almost no one got to eat it). This whole episode gave Gregg the opportunity to talk about ‘big big flavours’ and John could moan about how angry the soldiers would be if they didn’t get their feed on time. This timing thing has always been an issue in Masterchef. Now, in real life (that is, not the one that Jay Rayner lives in), if you’re having a few glasses of wine, and chatting away, do you ever get angry about your food being two minutes late? No, Masterchef, you do not.
They were then shooed off to the barracks and had to cook a posh dinner for some very important army bigwigs. And well, the only challenge they could devise involved having to cook in two kitchens and run across a forecourt. Hardly mesmerising stuff if I’m honest. Christopher was meant to be in charge, but he messed it up. Andy did really well after his rubbish morning.
This always happens in Masterchef. You think you know how it’s going to go, and then they change it about. There’s always a lot of devil’s advocate in this show and for me, it’s starting to wear a bit thin. Hopefully they pick it up in the last couple of episodes or this whole series is in danger of falling a bit flat.
Mat’s still my favourite, but tell me who you think is going to win in the comments. I’ll be reviewing each episode this week, leading up to live blogging the (final) final so make sure you tune in for that.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip