When is the Masterchef final 2021 on TV? Date of rescheduled BBC show - and who are the finalists

The BBC have confirmed the final will be shown on Wednesday 14 April at 8pm

The 2021 Masterchef final will air on Wednesday 14 April, the BBC had confirmed.

The broadcast of the 2021 final was postponed to a later date following the death of Prince Philip on Friday.

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The final of the BBC cooking competition was set to air on BBC One on 9 April, but the broadcaster pulled the programme as part of a change in schedule.

The final of Masterchef 2021 will no longer air on 9 April due to the death of the Duke of Edinburgh (BBC/Shine TV)

So when is the final set to broadcast – and who are the finalists? This is what you need to know.

When will the Masterchef final be shown?

The final will broadcast at 8pm on Wednesday 14 April on BBC One.

Why was the Masterchef final postponed?

The final of Masterchef 2021 was cancelled on 9 April due to the death of Prince Philip, as the UK entered a period of national mourning.

The BBC pulled all of its originally scheduled shows from the channel’s programme running order.

Instead the day’s running order was dedicated to continued news coverage in the wake of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

Other shows, including The One Show, EastEnders and Have I Got News For You were cleared off the schedule.

A spokesperson said: “With the sad news that HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died, there is now special coverage across all BBC networks to mark his life of extraordinary public service and planned scheduling has been suspended.”

Who is in the Masterchef 2021 final?

The final of Masterchef 2021 features three finalists.

The first is Mike Tomkins, who hails from Guildford and is a senior sales executive when he is not in the kitchen.

Alexina Anatole is the second finalist. Anatole works as Head of Frozen at Mindful Chef, and has a BA degree in English from the University of Cambridge.

The final contestant in the Masterchef final is Tom Rhodes from Newcastle Upon Tyne, who impressed the judges with his “bold, daring and interesting” dishes.

What happened to Prince Philip?

Prince Philip died on 9 April aged 99. He was the longest-serving consort in British history.

The Duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch’s side.

He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017.

The Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will be made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

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