The final will air this Wednesday (Picture: BBC)
The MasterChef final will air on Wednesday night, the BBC has confirmed.
The eagerly awaited final was postponed from Friday night following the death of Prince Philip, as BBC One’s schedule was replaced with rolling news coverage.
However, it has now been confirmed that the showdown will air at 8pm on Wednesday night on BBC One.
Host Gregg Wallace broke the news on Instagram, saying: ‘I have a very important announcement. The postponed MasterChef final is on Wednesday at 8 o’clock.’
He then joked: ‘Do you wanna know who wins? It’s -‘, before cutting off his Instagram story.
The final will see Mike Tomkins, Alexina Anatole and Tom Rhodes compete to be crowned MasterChef champion.
All three finalists excitedly shared the news of MasterChef’s new air date on their Instagram stories, after previously sharing their disappointment about not knowing when the final would be shown.
After the final three was whittled down from 40 amateur cooks, Alexina, Mike and Tom’s fight for the title was due to be aired at 8.30pm on April 9.
Mike, Alexina and Tom will compete for the title (Picture: BBC)
However, following the announcement of Prince Philip’s death just after noon that day, the BBC wiped shows including MasterChef, Have I Got News For You and EastEnders from its schedule.
The BBC reportedly received over 100,000 complaints about the level of coverage of Prince Philip’s death, after setting up a specific complaints form for viewers upset about the amount of coverage dedicated to the news. .
A BBC spokeswoman said: ‘We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance.’
MasterChef concludes at 8pm on Wednesday, April 14 on BBC One.Credit: Original article published here.