Watch MasterChef on BBC iPlayer Anywhere

MasterChef is a competitive reality cooking show show shown live on BBC TV with catchup streaming on BBC iPlayer.

Initially broadcast from 1990 to 2001, MasterChef was revived in a different format from 2005 onwards with John Torode and Gregg Wallace as judges.

Each series airs five nights a week for eight weeks, consisting of six weeks of heats and quarter-finals, with six contestants emerging to compete against one another over the final two weeks to select a winner.

MasterChef is filmed in Autumn each year, which is typically 5 months before it airs in the Spring. This means contestants have to sign a contract to ensure that nobody finds out what happens before it hits national television.

Watch MasterChef outside UK with VPN Proxy DNS

Now broadcast in 4 versions: main MasterChef series, MasterChef: The Professionals for working chefs, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef for 9-to-12-year-olds. The format has been reproduced around the world in a large number of international versions.

How to watch MasterChef on BBC iPlayer from anywhere…

When you load BBC iPlayer in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.  This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access BBC live tv streaming and catchup with BBC iPlayer.

  • Get a UK IP address.
  • If you just want to watch on your PC, Mac or iPad. Then you can get a UK Proxy or VPN from Liberty Shield from only £6.99 per month.
  • Prefer to watch on supported media streaming devices like Smart TVs, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku etc? You’ll need a UK configured VPN Router setup as British for only £12.99 with Worldwide Shipping.


Furthermore BBC iPlayer isn’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access.  Other UK services like BBC Sport, ITV Hub, All 4, Sky Go and Now TV are available. Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora.  Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!.

MasterChef Judges
  • Loyd Grossman (1990-2000)
  • Gary Rhodes (2001)
  • Gregg Wallace (2005-present)
  • John Torode (2005-present)
MasterChef UK – Previous Winners
  • Joan Bunting
  • Sue Longden
  • Vanessa Binns
  • Derek Johns
  • Gerry Goldwyre
  • Marion Macfarlane
  • Neil Haidar
  • Julie Friend
  • Lloyd Burgess
  • Marjorie Lang
  • Rosa Baden-Powell
  • Thomasina Miers
  • Peter Bayless
  • Steven Wallis
  • James Nathan
  • Mat Follas
  • Dhruv Baker
  • Tim Anderson
  • Shelina Permalloo
  • Natalie Coleman
  • Ping Coombes
  • Simon Wood
  • Jane Devonshire