MasterChef UK applications: How to apply to be on the BBC One series

How to apply for MasterChef next series

Applications for MasterChef UK’s next series in 2024 are open now.

With the current series on air, the BBC has already opened the search for next year’s MasterChef contestants.

Applications are open to be on MasterChef UK Series 20, which will air in 2024.

Celebrity Masterchef S17: John Torode, Gregg Wallace
Celebrity Masterchef S17: John Torode, Gregg Wallace. Credit: Shine TV,Production

The BBC say: “Do you have what it takes to impress John and Gregg and be crowned the next MasterChef champion? Applications for the 2024 series are now open!”

In order to be on MasterChef you must be 18 or over by 11 September 2023.

Remember that the main series of MasterChef is for amateur chefs and so you must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

– Do not have a NVQ or other professional catering qualification acquired within the last 10 years.

– Have never worked full time as a chef or run a food or catering business

– Have never had a main source of income from preparing and cooking fresh in a professional environment (e.g. Hotel, restaurant, cafe).

To apply for MasterChef UK’s next series, click here.

The closing date for applications is 28 August 2023.

Apply for MasterChef UK: The professionals

If you aren’t an amateur chef, there’s always MasterChef’s spin-off series The Professionals

Series 16 will air on BBC One later this year.

To apply for MasterChef: The professionals, click here.

MasterChef UK and MasterChef: The Professionals both air on BBC One. There’s also a Celebrity spin-off, seeing a line up of famous faces attempt to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with their culinary skills.

You can catch up on past series online via the BBC iPlayer.

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