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Where is Celebrity MasterChef 2021 filmed? London location revealed

Celebrity MasterChef is back in 2021 for a sixteenth series. Gregg Wallace and John Torode are prepped and ready to hand out some difficult challenges, make their judgements and cast their votes each episode.

The Celebrity version of the cooking competition first kicked off in 2006. Now, MasterChef is recognised the world over, as are steely critics Gregg and John.

Series 16 of the BBC show features a star-studded cast including Katie Price, Duncan James, Rita Simons and more! So, let’s take a look at where Celebrity MasterChef 2021 is filmed.

Screenshot: Masterchef series 16 episode 1 – BBC iPlayer

Where is Celebrity MasterChef 2021 filmed?

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 is filmed at its usual location of 3 Mills Studios in East London.

The studios are described as having: “9 filming stages, 11 theatre rehearsal spaces and over 75,000 sq. ft. of filming space“.

As per the 3 Mills Studios website, the location has also been the backdrop for other shows including “Wes Anderson’s Isle of DogsLegend for Working Title Films, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, TV dramas The Great for Hulu and The Third Day for Sky Atlantic.”

MasterChef has been filmed at 3 Mills since 2014. Prior to the current London location, the BBC show was filmed at the Ram Brewery, City University’s Bastwick Street Halls of Residence and The Maidstone Studios in Kent.

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What about the restaurant locations?

Each series of MasterChef sees the chefs in action at the 3 Mills Studios. However, as the episodes move on, the competition is held in some restaurant locations, too.

The 2021 restaurant locations are yet to be revealed. However, some previous London-based eateries featured on the show include the following:

  • Turkish restaurant Yeni
  • Modern European cuisine Allegra
  • French and Scandinavian cuisine Copper & Ink
  • Indian restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen
  • Mexican and Peruvian restaurant Leicester Square Kitchen
  • Italain restaurant Novikov
  • Peruvian cuisine Coya
  • French restaurant Plateau

MasterChef 2021 | Trailer – BBC Trailers

MasterChef 2021 | Trailer – BBC Trailers

Celebrity MasterChef: Who are the 2021 contestants?

A brand new line-up is here for Celebrity MasterChef 2021. The chefs include the following celebs:

  • Rita Simons
  • Katie Price
  • Duncan James
  • Bez
  • Kadeena Cox
  • Dion Dublin
  • Gavin Esler
  • Joe Swash
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Kem Cetinay
  • Megan McKenna
  • Melanie Sykes
  • Melissa Johns
  • Michelle Collins
  • Munya Chawawa
  • Nabil Abdulrashid
  • Patrick Grant
  • Will Kirk
  • Penny Lancaster
  • Su Pollard

Keep up with all the latest MasterChef goings-on via the show’s Instagram page @masterchefuk.

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After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over three years, writing about reality TV and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dog.