Get to know the Masterchef contestants better than ever before. If you've ever wondered just what it takes to put on the famous apron and compete amongst the best - then this is the special for you.
The potential contestants are given an hour to cook their best dish and secure their spot in the top twenty four.
There are just ten aprons left available for the eighteen remaining aspiring home cooks.
The top twenty four contestants enter the kitchen for the first time and have to deal with the classic mystery box challenge, but there's a surprise in store.
Twenty one contestants are facing elimination as they take part in a three-round challenge. The contestants are given just 30 minutes to create Chinese fried rice.
The remaining hopefuls discover a mystery box at their bench in the kitchen. They have just one hour to cook a dish using at least one of the ingredients.
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the invention test face off in the pressure test.
The remaining contestants split up into two teams for a lunch service challenge at two different popular St Kilda restaurants.
The losing team from last night's challenge battle it out elimination and have to plan three dishes from one Snapper.
Maggie Beer returns to the kitchen for Mystery Box challenge.
The bottom three contestants from last night's Invention Test take part in this week's Pressure Test.
The three best performing contestants in the Invention Test battle it out for immunity.
Everything is about strategy, memory, communication and teamwork as the contestants are out into two teams but there is a twist.
The losing team from last night's challenge battle it out over three rounds with one of them being eliminated at the end of the competition.
A mystery box challenge soon becomes a nightmare for some of the hopefuls while an invention test becomes a dream round for others.
The bottom three contestants from the invention test battle it out in a pressure test where they have three hours to recreate a complex dessert.
The person playing for immunity needs to cook off against Benjamin Cooper from Chin Chin and are given even with a 15-minute head start.
The contestants have to create a four-course dessert menu, with each team needing to prepare 10 servings to the judges.
Those from the losing team battle it out in a blind taste test. They have to taste a mystery dish while blindfolded then try and recreate it.
The contestants take part in another Mystery Box challenge, but there's a twist as the top three dishes will compete for immunity while the bottom three will face elimination.
In the pressure test, the three contestant shave to recreate a dish made by the co-head chefs from Melbourne restaurant Saint Crispin.
There is immunity up for grabs as three contestants battle it out with cheese.
The contestants make their way to Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market and have to work in teams at four different stalls. The team with the least amount of profit will face off in the elimination challenge.
The losing team battle it out in a time-auction elimination challenge and one contestant's dream will come to an end.
In the invention test, the teams have to produce one sweet and one savoury dish using chocolate.
The pressure test sees internationally acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa setting a challenge for the losing team from the invention test.
The three best performers from the invention test battle it out to secure immunity. They have to create a dish using either a blow torch, a smoking gun or a cream whip dispenser.
The contestants make their way to Melbourne's prestigious Ascot House to celebrate a diamond jubilee wedding anniversary without any food.
The losing team from the off-site challenge battle it out ti try and keep their place in the competition.
The remaining hopefuls are surprised to find Marco Pierre White, waiting for them and the winner of Marco's mystery box challenge gets to choose the core ingredient for the next invention test.
The pressure test challenge comes from Marco's iconic cookbook, White Heat. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
The person cooking for immunity has to match skills with Donovan Cooke from the Melbourne restaurant Atlantic.
The off-site challenge sees the remaining hopefuls being put into two teams to create a three-course meal for 120 diners at Taxi Kitchen, in Melbourne.
The contestants have just hour to create a risotto and take the popular dish to another level. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be eliminated.
The remaining contestants return to the kitchen to find two mystery boxes, but this week these two boxes will completely change the competition.
In this week's Pressure Test Challenge, the contestants are joined by Vikas Khanna. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
There are just ten contestants remaining and the latest challenge sees the biggest shock in the competition so far.
Curtis Stone is in charge of the service challenge at the Starlight Children's Foundation charity lunch. The contestants are put in two teams and they battle it out to try and raise the most amount of money for charity.
There is an intense Mystery Box challenge with the winning team from the service challenge battling it out for the power apron, which means that they control every challenge next week.
The power apron week gets underway and the contestant holding the apron will end up having advantage in the Mystery Box challenge and the Invention test.
The three contestants battle it out to stay in the competition as they take part in this week's pressure test.
In the immunity challenge the contestant with the power apron battles it out to win immunity.
In the service challenge, the contestants are put into two teams to create a banquet for twenty food producers.
There is a Mexican-themed elimination challenge, with the five remaining contests battling to avoid elimination.
There are the same six items in each contestant's mystery box and they need to barter with each other to get a variety of ingredients.
The contestants have to make four of Nick Palumbo's classic choc-top ice creams from scratch in this week's Pressure Test. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
The contestants battling it out for immunity have to identify 12 cuts of a cow.
The show features an Asian cuisine challenge in which the contestants have to cook an Asian dish for 200 fans who have the power to decide which are their favourite dishes.
The losing teams from the team challenge have to replicate a signature dish by chef Dave Verhuel without a recipe. At the end of the challenge there is another elimination.
Heston Blumenthal is in charge of the challenges this week beginning with the first challenge and the Invention test.
The contestants have to create one of Heston's dishes, beetroot risotto.
The remaining contestants have to pimp the menu of a local Melbourne pub and run the service for 120 customers, with Heston in charge.
The contestants have to create a dish inspired by each of the five senses.
Four contestants battle it out in a sudden death elimination challenge followed by an incredible Masterclass from Heston.
The remaining contestants open their mystery boxes and discover inside ingredients chosen by their loved ones.
There is an emotional invention test with the remaining five contestants being surprised to find out that there are no rules or restraints.
The top four contestants take part in a duel challenge over three rounds.
With one contestant having made it through to the semi-final already, the remaining three contestants battle it out in a service challenge at the three-hatted Vue de Monde restaurant in Melbourne.
Three contestants have to take part in a cook off in an elimination pressure test with one of them leaving forever.
The stakes increase as the three remaining contestants battle it out for a place in the series final.
The finale sees a culinary duel over three rounds with the chance to win $250,000 and the title.