It's official! MasterChef Season 3 Top 24 is ready to go.
The remaining contestants eye off the 24 MasterChef aprons on offer. Who will get one of them?
Gary, George, Matt P and Matt M are looking for the 12 best dishes - nothing short of perfect.
George finds his fighing mojo and pulls a few swift moves.
Jay looks a bit worried as Mat seems to have set his duck on fire.
The Top 12 cheer on their friends to help get them through the Invention Test Challenge.
All of this was found in Matt Preston's Aria Consumme - 30 ingredients to be exact.
Matt Moran lifts the cloche on the challenge's first ingredient.
Matt Moran gets ready to lift the lid on the Taste Test Challenge.
Looking a bit scary, Matt Preston is ready to judge the contestants in the final test for a place in the Top 24.
The Top 24 read a message from last year's MasterChef, Adam.
Mat decides to try the bath out for size.
Billy and Kate congratulate Hayden for cooking the day's best dish.
Hayden, Billy and Kate are awarded the Top 3 Dishes of the Day.
What's got Matt looking so happy?
Hayden runs to the fridge to get an accompaniment for his dish.
Retro Coffee Cake will do it to you, every time.
Gary, George and Matt are very happy some have started cooking.
Peter looks up and discovers they're being watched...are we allowed to cook unsupervised?
Alex can't believe Matt Moran's handed him an apron into the Top 24.
Matt pins the Immunity Badge onto Hayden's customary white cap.
Alex gives Hayden a hug to congratulate him on his win - no hard feelings between the two at all.
Justin North holds up the score that gives Hayden the 1-point lead to help him clinch the cook-off.
Alex, Alessandro and Hayden line up to hear the verdict.
Alex looks nervous as he and Alessandro wait for the judges to finish tasting.
Guest judge, Justin North joins George and Matt for the tasting.
Alessandro gives his protege, Alex, a reassuring hug.
Alessandro is proud of Hayden's attempt at his dish.
Hayden and Alex are under the pressure of the clock.
Alex, the apprentice taking on Hayden, waiting nervously from the sidelines until he can start.
The MasterChef Immunity Pin. Isn't it pretty?
Sun's clearly stunned by the Blue Team's win - it seems the unlucky blue stigma is breaking.
Baked fresh and ready to go; the Red Team catch their bread as it rolls off the conveyor belt.
The Blue Team are churning out those dinner rolls.
Tom and Sun get told they have a bread order change.
Tom is captaining the Red side, and he too is getting his team together for a pow wow.
Captained by Sun, the Blue Team start working out their baking strategy.
Mixed emotions for Kumar means he needs all the support from his friends.
Tom keeps moving forward despite being eliminated from the MasterChef competition.
Kumar gives Tom a hug after he's eliminated by one vote.
Shaun Presland tells Tom a few bits of information to get the tempura batter done.
Kumar looks shocked by the next part of the challenge.
With a grin, Kumar gives Tom the same help he received from Alba.
Alba drops by with some advice for Kumar.
MasterChef's most dreaded challenge arena.
Another MasterClass done, another feast is served.
George shows that stirring with one hand is a piece of cake.
Alessandro shows the girls how to make a really, really, really good pasta.
Sun and Danielle are met by Alessandro Pavoni at his restaurant - Omeggio.
Andrew has the job of handing out the spoons while Shannon gets the first taste.
Justin North shows how far it is between a good sauce and a great one.
The MasterChef contestants watch closely as Gary shows off his fish filleting skills.