Masterchef: The Professionals is back, but some things never change (yes, we’re looking at you Gregg). Here's what we're expecting from series 8.

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It. Doesn't. Get. Tougher. Than this.

We’ve witnessed a handful of successes that Gregg wanted to "take a running jump into" (is this man ever lost for a line?) and a great many disasters but some things never change on the testosterone-fuelled cookery competition. 

Here's what to look out for. MasterChef bingo, anyone?


Monica pulls a fantastical facial expression. Read: she’s not impressed

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Monica facial expression

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Some poor dish gets taken apart and put back together. Leave the deconstruction to the builders, chefs 

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Banoffee Pie

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More sweet than success: a deconstructed banoffee pie


Working in a professional kitchen is mind-bogglingly stressful

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Gregg Wallace can’t help but bellow out “woooooooar!” at the mere mention of a dessert

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Gregg Wallace

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Pans get very hot (who knew?) and then make friends with the floor

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Hot Pan

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Dramatic music is played to make us understand the intensity of it all

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Stress

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Knife skills fail even the most competent of chefs

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Knife skills

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The chocolate fondant is the nemesis of the MasterChef world

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Chocolate fondant

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Monica’s skills test turns the fiercest of chefs into a quivering mess

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Skills test

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Everyone wants to impress Monica and ‘chef’ (previously Michel Roux now Marcus Wareing). Poor Gregg

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Gregg Wallace

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Chefs forget the most basic things (tortellini is NOT the same as pappardelle, Jogi)

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Pasta

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*new entry* Marcus always find something nice to say. Wait, weren’t you supposed to be mean?

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Marcus Wareing

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Fancy trying your hand at a MasterChef judge's recipe? Try Marcus Wareing's mini basil and ricotta pancakes with salmon or impress with his white chocolate mousse with spiced ice cream for dessert

 

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Celebrity chef recipes

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