The fifth season of ‘MasterChef Celebrity’ arrives this Tuesday at La 1, as announced by TVE yesterday in a virtual press conference. “This edition is better than all the previous ones”, assured the director of Content and Channels of the public channel, Fernando López Puig, about the new deliveries, which arrive with Celia Villalobos (the first politician to participate in this contest), Ainhoa Arteta , Josie, Pedro Delgado, Raquel Sánchez Silva, Florentino Fernández, Gonzalo Miró, Raquel Meroño, Jesús Castro, Laura Sánchez, Lucía Dominguín, La Terremoto de Alcorcón, Nicolás Coronado, Juanjo Ballesta, Melanie Olivares and David Fernández as contestants.
“We have made a great effort not to resemble previous castings. They all have great character, a great sense of humor and above all, a love for cooking that is fundamental. What the viewer is going to find is true, a lot of truth, and a lot of demand. After so many years I believed that it was impossible for them to surprise me, and they have succeeded ”, were the words of Macarena Rey, CEO of Shine Iberia and executive producer of the format.
A good cause
The applicants will fight each week for a good cause, and in each program 4,000 euros will be at stake, which the best of each challenge will donate to an NGO. In addition, the final winner will obtain the winner’s trophy, plus 75,000 euros that will be allocated to the NGO of their choice.
Meanwhile, the other contestants who reach the final duel will enjoy a Creative Cooking course at the Basque Culinary Center, the prestigious Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences of San Sebastián.
Ainhoa Arteta, Pedro Delgado, Gonzalo Miró, Jesús Castro, Lucía Dominguín … are some of the ‘celebrities’
On the other hand, on this occasion, the twelve installments of the culinary ‘talent’ produced by TVE in collaboration with Shine Iberia advance their broadcast, starting at 10:10 p.m., after the decision of the public entity to eliminate the ‘access’ from its programming and anticipate the ‘prime time’ schedule. However, that does not imply changes in the length of your finery. “Our goal is for citizens to go to bed sooner,” López Puig added in that sense.
Finally, both the chain and the producer explained the reason for the new special for people over 60 that they are preparing. “Since the elderly are those who have suffered the most from the pandemic, we wanted to honor them,” Rey said.