The MasterChef Contestants' Reactions to Guest Judge Katy Perry Were a Total Joy to Watch
This week, the contestants seemed constantly — and rightly — stressed. First they were made to swap menus halfway through a Team Challenge, then their recipes were taken away in a Pressure Test, and on Wednesday, they had to incorporate fig and lemon myrtle partway through a cook into their Mystery Box dishes.
But Thursday's twist, of Katy Perry appearing as guest judge, felt like a reprieve from the stress of the previous nights' challenges. Whether Katy was trying and failing to start a "Hot N Cold" singalong, dancing while tucking into the contestants' dishes, or staring straight down the barrel of the camera, was a much-needed, she provided a welcome bit of excitement and distraction — although that may not have been ideal for the people partaking in last night's Challenge.
While we all know how Reece Hignell reacted to seeing Katy Perry, there were plenty of other over-the-top — and surprisingly downplayed — responses to Katy bursting into the MasterChef kitchen.