MasterChef: The Professionals Moves to BBC One


BBC One has become the new home of MasterChef: The Professionals, which moves over from BBC Two.

The six-week series, marking the 13th competition, features judges Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, chef Monica Galetti and celebrated MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace side-by-side once again. MasterChef: The Professionals has been BBC Two’s highest rating cookery series for the past three years. The last season achieved record audience figures, with 3.55 million viewers tuning in for the finale.

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, said: “MasterChef is one of the channel’s biggest brands and following the impact of COVID on the production of original programming it feels like the time is right to move The Professionals to BBC One and find an even wider audience.”

Commissioning Editor for the BBC, Carla-Maria Lawson, said: “MasterChef: The Professionals has uncovered and nurtured some incredible culinary talent over the years whilst also reflecting changes in the way we eat out. It’s never been a more challenging time for these talented professionals and it’s exciting that they’ll be able to showcase their skills to the BBC One audience.”

Shine TV’s executive producer for MasterChef, David Ambler, said: “This year’s MasterChef: The Professionals is a fantastic competition. Although it has been filmed in very difficult times for the hospitality industry, the series has uncovered some really exciting culinary talent which the MasterChef judges are delighted to share with the BBC One audience.”