BBC One is yet to renew MasterChef UK for series 13


The release date for MasterChef UK series 13 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of MasterChef UK Series 13 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series background and information

MasterChef UK is the original show in the extensive international MasterChef franchise created by Franc Roddam, which has been on the air since 1990 with a break in 2001-2005. The program has been revamped several times over the course of its run. The cooking competition series is narrated by India Fischer, executive produced by Franc Roddam and produced by Shine TV. Gregg Wallace and John Torode act as the series` judges. The series currently airs on BBC One, and its current installment premiered on March 23, 2016.

The revamped format consists of six weeks of heats and quarter finals, with six contestants emerging to contend for the coveted MasterChef title. Each part contains several rounds, such as The Ingredients Test, The Passion Test, The Choice Test, The Palate Test, and other challenges related to cooking and presenting the dishes, as well to more theoretical knowledge of food-related information. The cooks in the current series are less reliant on gadgets and out-of-the-ordinary ingredients than they were in the previous series.

Ratings and possible renewal

The twelfth series premiered to a solid 5.15 million viewer audience. It has a 6.5/10 IMDb scores and, having become a staple on British TV, has a very steady audience base. Anyone can imagine themselves taking one of the amateur cook spots on the show, which makes MasterChef very relatable and fun. It`s difficult to imagine the show being canceled at this point, considering its popularity, so stay tuned for relevant news of a likely renewal.

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