Controversy before starting. This is how the latest edition of “Masterchef Celebrity“The audience is eager to meet the famous faces that will put their culinary knowledge to the test in the kitchens of the well-known reality show and has already exploded during the last casting. The reason is none other than the controversial choice of one of the participants: Terelu Campos. The followers of the program have not hesitated to charge against the program for its supposed choice “by finger.” The journalist has focused the criticism on social networks: “But does this person know how to cook?” Some wondered. Celebrity followers did not like the participation of Victoria Abril. The reason in this case is the denialist speech that the actress starred in the middle of the pandemic.
In this edition the cast of “Masterchef Celebrity” is made up of: David Bustamate, Vanesa Romero, Yotuel, Terelu, Eduardo Navarrete, Samantha Hudson, Julián Iantzi, Miki Nadal, Juanma Castaño, Belén López, “Arcane”, Tamara, Carmina Barrios, Victoria Abril, Iván Sánchez and Verónica Forqué.
Masterchef Celebrity, a safe bet
Masterchef Celebrity has become a talisman for TVE. The public network is not having a good time in recent times in terms of audience. Not surprisingly, it no longer competes face to face with other major channels of media empires such as Antena 3 or Telecinco. And in this sense, TVE knows how to exploit the format of “amateur chefs” who seek to gain a foothold in the harsh world of cooking.
Throughout the year, three types of Masterchef formats are broadcast, almost seamlessly: the people “Anonymous”, that of celebrities and that of children, which is the next to be released coinciding with Christmas.
Grandparents also cook at Masterchef
The success of the cooking show format reached such a level that an edition of “grandparents” coinciding with the senior edition of La Voz, another new version for older people of this talent. It remains to be seen if it has the same success as the other brothers who have passed through the broadcast of Spanish Television throughout these years. It will be necessary to see if it really has a pull and if in this way Spanish Television can stretch the success or if, on the contrary, the fact of being all the time with the same format ends up burning it and the public channel has to end up cutting the broadcast of this reality. Time will tell. What is clear is that after winning, everyone who has gone through the program has to earn the respect of their peers and the general public and continue to work hard.
But not all are good news. Masterchef has also come under fire from the television world. The format is sometimes criticized because, despite being broadcast on public television that is supposed to be “white” and without controversy, it draws a lot of clashes among the contestants to generate controversy that in turn lead to considerable audience data.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.