Celebrity MasterChef confirms final two semi-finalists

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Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

It's taken a while, but we got there. Celebrity MasterChef has confirmed its final two semi-finalists, meaning that it will be one of eight celebrities taking home the title for 2019.

Last night's (September 27) episode saw four celebrities cook for Alexis Conran, Sophie Thompson and Reverend Richard Coles, but it was bad news for EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt and BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker.

After some tough competition, judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode ultimately decided to put through Celebrity Big Brother star and boxing promotions veteran Kellie Maloney and Geordie Shore and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Vicky Pattison.

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That means Kellie and Vicky will now be joining Neil Ruddock, Joey Essex, Jenny Ryan, Dom Parker and last week's champions Greg Rutherford and Dillian Whyte to battle it out in the semi-finals in the hopes of making it to the finals.

"I am totally dumbfounded," Vicky said during the episode. "I feel like maybe they've made a mistake. Don't say anything."

"Celebrity MasterChef semi-final. I can't believe this," Kellie added. "I can have a few dinner parties now, can't I? And do soufflés. I could become the queen of soufflés."

It comes after Kellie opened up about her health scare while filming the programme. She previously revealed that she was rushed to hospital while taking part, stating: "Mentally I got exhausted. I wanted to go home but they wanted some more filming.

"The next thing I knew I was on the floor with all my fellow celebs and the judges around me. Paramedics arrived and said I needed to go to hospital.

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Photo credit: ShineTV - BBC

"When they took my blood pressure I was 240 over 180. The paramedic said they couldn't believe I hadn't had a stroke. I didn't want to go to hospital but they said I had to and rushed me there in an ambulance.

"I was there for nine hours. I can't remember much about that day. But I got some nice texts from Vicky and Greg checking I was okay."

MasterChef continues on Monday (September 30) on BBC One.

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