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This is how you can apply to be on MasterChef


MASTERCHEF has been a BBC stalwart since it burst onto the scene back in the 90s.

This year marks the 20th edition of the show — the new series kicks off on April 1, 2024.

 Do you fancy impressing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace on the 20th anniversary of MasterChef?


Do you fancy impressing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace on the 20th anniversary of MasterChef?

How do I apply for MasterChef UK?

Every year fans of the BBC One show wonder how they can try their luck in the famous kitchen.

Applications for MasterChef 2025 are now OPEN.

All you need to do is fill out this online form to be in with a chance.

The BBC advises that you ensure to take your time when completing it — and DO NOT submit multiple applications.

The series typically films annually at the end of the year, and is subsequently broadcast around the following March/April.

What are the requirements to apply on MasterChef?

There are a whole host of requirements if you want to take part in MasterChef and its filming commitments.

Applicants must fulfil all of the following:

  • Being 18 years or over (as of September 1, 2024)
  • Must be an amateur cook and not a professional in any way
  • Being a resident of the UK (inc Northern Ireland & Channel Islands)
  • Never having their main source of income coming from preparing and cooking food in a professional environment (restaurant, hotels, canteens, etc)
  • Never working full time as a chef in a restaurant or running a food or catering business
  • That you or a family member don’t work for Shine TV or BBC
  • You must not have appeared in any previous series of MasterChef

If you can answer yes to all of the above, you can proceed to the next stage of the application process.

When is the application deadline for MasterChef?

The BBC haven’t given a deadline at this time.

However, you must be at least 18-years-old by September 2023.

The application includes questions about listing your favourite chefs, to explaining your best dishes.

What’s the application process for MasterChef?

The form includes four sections, including asking prospective cooks about who their biggest influences are.

It also asks for details on tricky situations the amateur chefs applying for the show might have found themselves in while in the kitchen.

Cooks must also provide a photograph along with their application and are also given the opportunity to submit a video supporting their application if they wish to do so.

Contestants will be whittled down after this initial application process.

The terms and conditions state that producers will then invite individuals in for an interview.

If you thin you’ve got what it takes to be on the show remember to take your time during the application process, and DO NOT submit more than one application.

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