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Celebrity Masterchef S13 What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Thursday 13th September
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The heats continue with the final five: actress Lisa Maxwell, dancer AJ Pritchard, The Repair Shop's Jay Blades, singer Stella Parton and DJ Clara Amfo

The heats continue with the final five stars braving the kitchen.

Loose Women star Lisa Maxwell, dancer AJ Pritchard, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, singer (and sister of Dolly) Stella Parton and DJ Clara Amfo must survive the Mystery Box challenge, cook in a professional kitchen and whip up two perfect courses if they’re to make it through.

Celebrity Masterchef S13

Judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode

TV Times caught up with Stella Parton to ask who, out of her and sister Dolly, is the better cook?

'I guess it would be up to other people to decide which of us is the better cook, but I think of myself as the better cook and I suspect she thinks she is!' laughs Stella.

'We cook together all the time! At a big family gathering at my sister's [sometimes at her Tennessee theme park, Dollywood] there will be about 45 or 50 people.

'There’s 11 of us siblings [Stella has five sisters and six brothers, one deceased] – then there are the spouses and all the children. It’s always nice to see how much the kids have grown and to hear about all the exciting new projects everybody’s working on,' she adds.

In tomorrow’s show, after one of today’s celebs has been sent packing, the gang must complete the Pairs Challenge and mass-catering tasks before impressing 2016 champ Alexis Conran and semi-finalist Rev Richard Coles, and 2008 finalist Andi Peters.

TV Times rating: ****