MASTERCHEF: The Professionals is heating up with a host of top chefs already leaving the show.

Two more chefs were eliminated last night (November 22, 2021), sending the remaining cooks through to the next round.

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Two more chefs were sent packing by the judges last night.

One was Nic, and the other was Mathilde.

Nic served up raw chicken, which disgusted both the judges and the viewers at home.

The chef could only own up to his errors and said: “I should have shut up and focused on the food a little bit more.

“I’m here to cook, I’m not here to entertain.

...I think the excitement and nerves got the better of me.”

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Who has left MasterChef: The Professionals so far?

Heat one elimination

Dario - His parents were both chefs in Portugal and he followed his mum around the kitchen. He moved to England when he was 12 years old and always wanted to be a professional chef.

Lauren - She left her seven-year career as a chef on a super yacht to run her own cafe in Surrey. She now owns The Deli in Oxted, and loves being “her own boss” and cooking what she wants to cook.

Heat two elimination

Budiono - He is originally from Indonesia and works as the head chef at Aloft Hotels in London. He loves to promote Indonesian food.

Rhodri - From Wales, Rhodri is a sous chef at the Michelin-listed Heathcock Pub in Llandaff, Cardiff.

First quarter-final elimination

Nico -  Originally from Gibraltar, and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu London in 2016 with a Grand Diplôme, now specialising in pastry.

Anthony  - A chef at the luxury five-star hotel, The Goring, in London.

Heat three elimination

Eddie - Eddie was on furlough for six months - which made him decide to apply to MasterChef: The Professionals.

Kirsty - A classically trained chef from Northampton, Kirsty works in fine dining at the Narrow Boat at Weedon.

Heat four elimination

Trung - Trained professional chef

Wesley - A fine-dining breakfast chef

Second quarter-final elimination

In a shock elimination the judges kept THREE chefs in the competition, with only one shown the door.

Elena - She is the head chef at Meadow Restaurant and has a twin sister who owns a cake shop and is a trained professional pastry chef.

Heat five elimination

Mathilde - The Head Chef at Urban Leisure Group, who goes by the handle the twerking chef on Instagram, was let down by her apple crumble.

Nic - This pro's raw chicken saw him leave the competition early.

Heat six elimination

Four more contestants will take to the kitchen with two more exiting the competition on Thursday, November 25.

Third quarter-final elimination

The third quarter-final airing on Friday, November 26, will see two more leave.

Heat seven elimination

Four new chefs will be cut back to two on Monday, November 29.

Heat eight elimination

The final four chefs will face judging with two more shown the door on December 2.

Fourth quarter-final elimination

The four remaining cooks from heats seven and eight will battle it out for the next round on Friday, December 3.

Who is still left in the competition?

Ollie - This chef holds a position at high-end resort Cha^teau de Berne where the restaurant has a Michelin star.

Liam - Liam worked at two Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel and Restaurant Sat Bains.

Dan - A private chef who grew up in Birmingham, which inspired his love of food.

John - He used to work as a sous chef at the Burleigh Court Hotel in Loughborough.

Jamie - A chef who now works for himself. He was previously head chef at Bubble Food in London.

Charith - He likes to celebrate his Sri Lankan heritage with his cooking.

Aaron - He used to be head chef for Sir Richard Branson at his residence in the British Virgin Islands, but now works privately.

As of November 22, 2021, these are the contestants yet to compete:


When is MasterChef: The Professionals next on TV?

MasterChef: The Professionals kicked off on November 8, 2021.

The next episode is on Tuesday, November 23, 21 at 8.30pm.

The 32 chefs are divided into eight heats of four, with two heats taking place each week.

The top two from each goes forward to the quarter final where another two chefs are eliminated.

All episodes will be available on the iPlayer after they have aired.