It was in 1990 that MasterChef first hit our screens. With Loyd Grossman presenting, each series saw 3 contestants compete to be crowned Britain’s best amateur chef. From these humble beginnings MasterChef has gone on to be the most successful factual-entertainment format in the world, consistently breaking records and winning accolades.
What’s more, the show now exists in four formats: MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.
Each focuses on finding the country’s best food talent through a series of cooking challenges while inspiring millions of viewers everywhere to believe that they too can transform their lives through food.
MasterChef fever hasn’t just hit the UK. In fact, it is the most travelled food format in the world. To date, 58 territories have launched their own version of the programme.
Since its inception, over 300 million viewers worldwide have tuned in to watch contestants transform their lives through a passion for cooking and the phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down.