24 December 2013
Game show, Cooking show
| 8.1/10 |
8 October 2013
| Cătălin Scărlătescu
MasterChef Bangladesh, MasterChef USA, Masterchef (UK), MasterChef România, Deutschlands MeisterKoch
Celebrity MasterChef is a Romanian competitive cooking game show. It is spin-off of MasterChef România, itself an adaptation of the British show MasterChef, and features celebrity contestants. It began production in early 8 October 2013, and was broadcast on PRO TV on 22 October 2013.
Celebrity MasterChef (Romanian series) Wikipedia
In contrast to its parent show, the celebrity version is based around a heats and semi-finals format similar to MasterChef Goes Large, and is aired only once a week in an hourly format.
Celebrities are split into groups of three as they compete in a heat round featuring two challenges, with one celebrity making their way from each heat into the semi-finals. The heats consist of an Invention Test, in which they prepare a dish of their own concoction, and a Pressure Test, in which they must complete a dish from a professional chef. Due to the difficulty of these dishes contestants are given a single "lifeline" in which the chef is able to aid them for 90 seconds.
The six remaining celebrities will then face further challenges in order to secure their place in the final.
The series is judged by Florin Dumitrescu, Cătălin Scărlătescu and Sorin Bontea.
The winner was Elena Lasconi.
The show's premier received 8.3 share, which jumped to 17.8 in its second week.