Reality TV competitive cookery series, first produced by the BBC in 1990 with a major format revision in 2005. The format is now produced in several countries.

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How do they shoot live commentary in reality shows?

In reality shows, like say Master Chef, you see constant commentary by the contestants as they are cooking. They talk of errors and mistakes in present tense. During the cook, this is not possible ...
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Why do the best chefs in the world go on Masterchef?

In the latest (UK) series, Ferran AdriĆ  was prominently featured tasting the contestants food, possibly the most famous in a long line of critically acclaimed multi Michelin starred chefs. Presumably ...
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Do contestants receive additional unseen help as they progress?

In Masterchef, the contestants go from creating fairly basic looking dishes to much more complex dishes using tools & techniques such as Sous-vides, smokers etc. The presentation also improves ...
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When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...