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There's no doubt that the rise of celebrity chefs and cookery shows, not to mention Michel Roux Jr's Art of Service series last year, has raised the profile of an industry that continues to battle with a skills shortage.
He saw off competition from Steve Barringer and Claire Hutchings in the final cook off, which aired last night.
Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace played their roles to perfection once again: lots of raised eyebrows, knowing smiles and concerned expressionsa all around.
As you'd expect, all three chefs worked their socks off and pulled out all the stops to produce "great plates of food".
And I'm sure what the frantic and hardworking finalists really needed was, as the man himself put it, "a bald bloke coming up and shouting COME ON" as the valuable last few minutes on the clock slipped away.
There are now just three left to battle it out for the 2011 title of Masterchef: the Professionals, after Oli Farrar was knocked out last night.
Tonight we'll see Sombre Ash, Silver Claire and Spikey Steve get the culinary opportunity of a lifetime at San Pellegrino's second best restaurant in the world: El Celler de Can Roca, in Catalonia.
Perhaps they went for the second best because (as is so often tweeted about by @CityJohn) one of the Masterchef judges has the second best number of Michelin stars to his name.
Or it could be that they went to Noma on a past series. I digress...
Once again two-Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace will whittle down the contestants to find a new culinary rising star.
But first, the ten contestants must impress the uncompromising Monica Galetti.
Roll on the animated expressions of intense disgust (see below) as ten chefs try to stop their hands shaking long enough to cook for Michel.