Back to the usual first round shenanigans.
Monica asked, nay demanded, that contestants french trimmed a rack of lamb, chine the bones, and then cook up some tasty cutlets and if they're good deglaze the pan with a bit of wine to make a sauce.
Salty, some jovial Northern fella who was fooling nobody with his goatee 'what double chin?' look, done ok after realising he had to actually separate the cutlets rather than cook the whole rack. He was through.
Peter the gentle Polish giant was up next, he served raw lamb. He was out and he was gutted. I fear a plasterboard partition bedroom wall was going to take the full brunt of his disapointment. I liked him and not just because he was bald.
Next was middle aged Dad of however many, been cheffing for donkeys years and it showed. He even deglazed the pan. Monica and the Wallinator were impressed.
Finally was This is England reject spindly woman who started out as a waitress and progressed to a chef. She was rubbish, she cried but still sneaked through.
In a real change to the usual format Rouh Jnr asked them to make some poncey french dish. In this case some mussel soup with the obligatory parmesan crisp. Don't you dare just put a shaving of Parmesan on there you glorified kitchen porter. This is England messed it up a bit as she didn't use the mussel juice, all that flavour going to waste nearly made junior Roux cry. Salty done ok but put his breaded mussels (might have been panko, panko fans)in the oven rather than fry them. Middle aged Dad of millions done the best, he forgot the wine in the soup, silly billy, but his presentation was spot on. Salty and him were through to fight another day.