Masterchef was brought to Leamington Spa in tonight’s episode – where celebrity chefs met with some special four-legged friends.
The Guide Dogs’ National Breeding Centre hosted tonight’s show, which aired at 9pm on BBC One.
The eight remaining contestants are challenged to take on an intense mass catering challenge to feed 120 of the Guide Dogs charity’s local staff, volunteers and special guests.
The celebrities – including Loose Women panelist Judi Love and Amar Latif, who has sight loss – got to cuddle some of the charity’s latest arrivals away from the heat of the kitchen.
The team were able to de-stress and cuddle a litter of eight-week-old labrador puppies.
Matthew Bottomley, Head of Breeding Operations at Guide Dogs said: “Having Celebrity MasterChef come to the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre gave us a fantastic opportunity to come together and give thanks to the site’s amazing staff and volunteers, who are instrumental in caring for generations of our life-changing dogs.
“It was a treat to share a delicious meal and be waited on by all the celebrities. The lunch was a perfect way to kick off what will be a year of celebration throughout 2021 for Guide Dogs, as it will be the ninetieth anniversary of the first guide dog partnership in the UK.
“It was great to have Amar Latif among the contestants. Diverse representation on popular shows like MasterChef can have a huge positive impact on public perceptions of disability.
“As Amar has shown, people with sight loss can be equally capable and determined in competitions and high-pressure situations – often relying different skills and gadgets to help them adapt.”