A Grueling Series of Skills Tests Ends Another Home Cook's Journey on CTV's MASTERCHEF CANADA

– Tonight's episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA was dedicated to the memory of long-time production partner Guy O'Sullivan, President and Founder of Proper Television –
– After winning the head-to-head challenge in exclusive digital special MASTERCHEF CANADA: REDEMPTION, Alice Luo returns to the kitchen only to be eliminated again following a series of Skills Tests –
– The final installment of the exclusive digital special MASTERCHEF CANADA: REDEMPTION, presented by Miele, is available online now –
– On the next episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the home cooks compete in a special Restaurant Takeover, Thursday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV –

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TORONTO, April 14, 2017 /CNW/ -  An all-out egg battle poached another home cook's chance at the MASTERCHEF CANADA title when  judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile revealed that after earning her way back into the competition following MASTERCHEF CANADA: REDEMPTION, Alice Luo would once again be eliminated on this week's episode. The episode was dedicated to the memory of valued partner and friend Guy O'Sullivan, President and Founder of Proper Television and executive producer of MASTERCHEF CANADA who passed away earlier this week.

With six home cooks remaining, MASTERCHEF CANADA returns on Thursday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO with an all-new episode featuring a special Restaurant Takeover celebrating the 30th anniversary of judge Michael Bonacini's iconic Auberge du Pommier, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant.

On this week's episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, previously eliminated home cook Alice Luo made a surprising return to the competition after winning the head-to-head challenge in the exclusive digital special MASTERCHEF CANADA: REDEMPTION. Alice rejoined the home cooks, all wearing black aprons, in the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen where the judges informed them that they were all facing the possibility of elimination. To secure their safety, the home cooks had to compete in three gruelling Skills Tests of progressive difficulty after each round. The home cooks' survival in the competition rested in their ability to master one of the most basic ingredients – eggs. In the first round, the home cooks had only 20 minutes and one egg to make and present to the judges the perfect Scotch egg. At the end of the first round, it was Barrie, Aaron, and Thea that secured their safety in the competition and were sent up to the gallery by the judges.

With four competitors in the second round of the egg battle, the judges gave the home cooks just two eggs and 10 minutes to create a stunning eggs benedict topped with a velvety hollandaise sauce. At the end of the second round, Trevor and Mai came out on top and were sent up to the gallery, leaving Alice and Miranda to face off in the final round where one home cook would be eliminated. In the final round, Alice and Miranda were given three eggs and 30 minutes to make a delicate and savoury cheese soufflé. While both home cooks struggled with the challenge, Alice was ultimately eliminated from the competition for a second time.

In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, "Auberge Anniversary" (Thursday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), two teams face off in a special Restaurant Takeover celebrating the 30th anniversary of judge Michael Bonacini's iconic Auberge du Pommier, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant. The team who fails to master the venue's sophisticated French cuisine is pushed to the limit in a multi-layered Pressure Test that features an aromatic North African classic.

The remaining six home cooks vying for the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA and the $100,000 cash prize are:

MASTERCHEF CANADA airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO, and on demand the following day. Episodes encore Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto.

Presented by Miele and hosted by Claudio Aprile, the third installment of the MASTERCHEF CANADA: REDEMPTION digital special is available now at masterchefcanada.ctv.ca/Redemption. Viewers can see the result of the head-to-head battle that lead to Alice's return to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen as well as a special message from Matt VanderHelm following the injury that ended his chances to return to the competition. Viewers can also visit ca.miele.ca/MasterChefCanadaContest to enter for the chance to win a Miele Chef's Cooking Package worth $19,995.

Fans are invited to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada throughout the season for exclusive content, including background on the home cooks and the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges, as well as interviews, recipes, and more. New to CTV.ca this week, viewers can find recipes for all three dishes – Scotch eggs, eggs benedict, and cheese soufflé – featured in the Skills Tests.

Seasons 2 and 3 of MASTERCHEF CANADA are currently streaming on CraveTV™, and in encore broadcasts on Gusto.

The MASTERCHEF format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.

MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. Proper's Vice-President and Creative Director Cathie James is the show runner and executive producer; Marike Emery is the Series Producer; President of Proper Television, Guy O'Sullivan, is the executive producer. For Bell Media, Danielle Pearson is Manager, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
#MasterChefCanada
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@MasterChefCDA
Michael Bonacini – @MichaelBonacini
Alvin Leung@TheDemonChef
Claudio Aprile@ClaudioAprile
Aaron Polsky –  @foodiedatenight
Barrie McConachie@dateplates
Mai Nguyen@Maicaroon
Miranda Wasstrom@MirandaCooksCA
Thea VanHerwaarden@Thea_van1
Trevor Connie@ConnieTrevor

Facebook:
facebook.com/ctv
facebook.com/MasterChefCDA

Instagram:
@MasterChefCDA
@BellMediaPR
Claudio Aprile@claudioaprile1
Aaron Polsky - @foodiedatenight
Barrie McConachie - @dateplates
Mai Nguyen - @Maicaroon
Miranda Wasstrom - @MirandaCooksCA
Thea VanHerwaarden - @theavan
Trevor Connie - @TrevorConnie

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

SOURCE CTV

For further information: Jesse Wanagas, CTV Networks, 416.384.3193 or jesse.wanagas@bellmedia.ca


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