MasterChef is back for a brand new series this spring and will see 45 new chefs entering the competition.

The contestants will be hoping to win over judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode in the hope of being crowned this year's champion. 

Week three of series 18 will see nine more new chefs cooking a signature dish, three of which will go through to the next round.

The other six will need to cook something else before two are sent home.

The series has also seen a major change, which includes the Audition Round. 

Here's everything you need to know about MasterChef 2022.

Who are the contestants for Heat 3 of MasterChef 2022? 


Age (at time of filming): 60

Job (at time of filming): Stockbroker

Current location (at time of filming): London

Hometown: I grew up in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and then moved to London when I was 20.


Age (at time of filming): 23

Job (at time of filming): London

Current location (at time of filming):  Retail Supervisor

Hometown: I grew up in South London, Brixton my whole life. I have a lot of family scattered around the world - from Birmingham all the way to Georgetown, Guyana.


Age (at time of filming): 38

Job (at time of filming): Marketing Manager

Current location (at time of filming):  Salford

Hometown: North Wales


Age (at time of filming): 34

Job (at time of filming): Fashion Sales Executive

Current location (at time of filming): London

Hometown: Kings Cross, London


Age (at time of filming): 40

Job (at time of filming): Customer Service Manager

Current location (at time of filming): Wolverhampton

Hometown: I was born in Birmingham but spent most of my childhood living in Walsall in the West Midlands. I now live in a little village called Tettenhall in Wolverhampton, we’ve been here 2.5 years and love it!


Age (at time of filming): 27

Job (at time of filming): Market Research Director

Current location (at time of filming): London

Hometown: Grew up in Enfield and have lived in North London for the past 2.5 years.


Age (at time of filming): 42

Job (at time of filming): NHS Worker

Current location (at time of filming): Bolton

Hometown: I grew up in Pakistan and a significant time was spent there particularly the city of lights “Karachi”, before moving to England 10 years ago.


Age (at time of filming): 51

Job (at time of filming): HR Project Manager

Current location (at time of filming): Harrogate

Hometown: Grew up in Nigeria in multiple cities including Lagos, as well as Nevis Island WI in the Caribbean, Blackburn, England for 10 years and Harrogate for the past nine years.


Age (at time of filming): 36

Job (at time of filming): Homemaker

Current location (at time of filming): West London

Hometown: I was born and grew up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.  After getting married, I migrated to the UK at the age of 25.

When is MasterChef 2022 on TV? 

This week, MasterChef is on BBC One at 8pm on Tuesday, April 5 and will be available on BBC iPlayer.

Episodes eight and nine will be on Wednesday, April 6 and Friday, April 8 at 8pm on both evenings.

Next week, the show will be on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm