Just like the UK version, but with a whole lot more whooping and hollering! Plus contestants who say things like: ‘There are no words to describe my food, it’s a feeling, it saturates every cell in the body. It’s beautiful.’ Quite.

Gordon Ramsay is joined by American chefs Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi – the latter making her MasterChef USA debut – to oversee this high-energy debut round.

The first challenge for the confident home cooks is to create their signature dish in just 30 minutes.

But there’s a twist to decide who wins the coveted white apron and goes further in the competition, and who is sent packing…