MasterChef final date confirmed after postponement for Prince Philip coverage
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The BBC has told that the MasterChef final will air on Wednesday evening.
The broadcaster postponed the much-awaited final after suspending all non-news broadcasting as a mark of respect for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday morning.
MasterChef will now air on Wednesday 14 April at 8pm on BBC One, with Gregg Wallace and John Torode returning.
It was originally set for a Friday evening air date, but was one of the many shows pushed back amid the schedule changes.
Mike Tomkins, Tom Rhodes and Alexina Anatole are the three finalists battling it out for the coveted trophy.
During their tough six-week journey, all three have seriously impressed so far, and its anyone's guess about who will be crowned 2021's champion.
A statement from the BBC on Friday explained: "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."
And the official MasterChef Twitter account later added: "Following today's sad news about HRH Prince Philip, tonight's scheduled #MasterChefUK Final has been postponed."
Gregg himself gleefully shared the news of its new air date earlier today, announcing in an Instagram video: "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 the video cuts out.
While fans of the show understood the decision, many were gutted they'd have to wait to see who'd become the 17th MasterChef champion.
MasterChef started back in 1990, and ran to 2001.
In 2005, the series was revived and has been a hit since.
* MasterChef airs Wednesday 14th April at 8pm on BBC One.
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