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.
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
Some poor dish gets taken apart and put back together. Leave the deconstruction to the builders, chefs
Working in a professional kitchen is mind-bogglingly stressful
Gregg Wallace can’t help but bellow out “woooooooar!” at the mere mention of a dessert
Pans get very hot (who knew?) and then make friends with the floor
Dramatic music is played to make us understand the intensity of it all
Knife skills fail even the most competent of chefs
The chocolate fondant is the nemesis of the MasterChef world
Monica’s skills test turns the fiercest of chefs into a quivering mess
Everyone wants to impress Monica and ‘chef’ (previously Michel Roux now Marcus Wareing). Poor Gregg
Chefs forget the most basic things (tortellini is NOT the same as pappardelle, Jogi)
*new entry* Marcus always find something nice to say. Wait, weren’t you supposed to be mean?
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