Week 2, Round 1 - a bold statement from Sam as he proclaimed himself ‘one of the best in the country’ - after which, obviously, he was abruptly kicked out for producing a slightly odd beef/blue cheese/peanut combo.
Farewell Sam. The only dish they really liked in this round came from Sven, who also excelled in Monica’s round, which is a love/hate of a skills test for me. The love bit is seeing Monica expertly preparing a small game bird - the hate bit is the dread that will follow: the guts, the blood, the feathers, the mess, as chefs tear apart these beautiful creatures. Regular MasterchefProfesh viewers know this moment well from previous years - the horror, the horror.
Seriously Jamie, guts don’t tend to get pulled out of the breast, do they? Have you never even stuffed a turkey, bro?
Sven did the best job, even dealing with the fact that this beautiful bird has been shot through its neck and breast, leaving its head hanging by a thread. Mmm, appetising.