New Special "MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown" is a Feast for the Whole Family

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17 November 2018
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MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown
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"MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown"
Thursday, November 22 at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX

          This Thanksgiving, Masterchef Junior gives fans something to be thankful for, when multi-Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsay and award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez invite celebrities, their kids and some fan-favorite alumni into the Masterchef Junior kitchen, where they’ll show off their culinary skills in exciting contests for charity on the all-new Masterchef Junior: Celelebrity Showdown, airing Thanksgiving night.

         In between these epic battles in the Masterchef Junior kitchen, host Gordon Ramsay will chat with lifestyle expert, businesswoman and TV personality Martha Stewart to swap holiday-themed recipes for the whole family to enjoy.

          The two-hour special features three unique battles, putting each celebrity competitor to the test - with more than bragging rights at stake - Winner of Each Battle Earns a $25,000 Donation to Charity of His or Her Choice. Additionally, the contestants will face their challenges with a sous chef by their sides, whether it be one of their own children or former Masterchef Junior contestants.
 

Here are the Masterchef Junior match-ups:
 
Eric Stonestreet and MCJ Season Five Contestant Shayne vs.
Terrence Howard and MCJ Season Six Finalist Avery

         In a holiday-themed Mystery Box Challenge, these two TV dads will battle it out with help from some MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kids. EMPIRE’s Terrence Howard pairs up with Season Six finalist Avery while “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet teams with Masterchef Junior Season Five favorite Shayne to cook.
 
Alyson Hannigan and her Daughter, Saty, vs.
Lil Rel Howery and his Daughter, Brittni.
 

        It’s a parent-child tag-team challenge! TV star Alyson Hannigan, of “How I Met Your Mother,” cooks with her nine-year-old daughter, Saty, while star of FOX’s REL, Lil Rel Howery, partners up with his daughter, Brittni (age nine).
 
NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Emmitt Smith and
MCJ Season Six Winner Beni vs.
NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Jerry Rice and
MCJ Season Four Winner Addison

        From going head-to-head on the field to making plays in the kitchen, two NFL legends see who will come out on top in this cooking matchup. Emmitt Smith, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, gets an assist from the most recent winner ofMasterchef Junior, 11-year-old Beni Cwiakala. Jerry Rice , who played for the San Francisco 49ers, will be teamed up with Masterchef Junior Season Four winner, 13-year-old Addison Smith.
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