Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Gordon Ramsay is entering the “MasterChef Junior” episode “The Muppets Take MasterChef” as his Emmy submission for Best Reality Host. This installment of the Fox show aired May 4 and was the 13th episode of season 5.
For this segment Ramsay and Chef Christina Tosi welcome their six finalists for the season and open with a team challenge. After a Blue team win, Ramsay introduces a big surprise in a box behind him: legendary Muppets characters Miss Piggy and Swedish Chef. With such young competitors, the episode features a blend of joy, triumph, sadness and crying.
Although the British personality has been on American television for over a decade, this year marks his first Emmy nomination. He competes against two-time acting winner Alec Baldwin (“Match Game”), W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America”), last year’s champion RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), previous winners Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”), and Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (“Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”). Other shows in his career have included “Hell’s Kitchen,” “The F Word,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” and “MasterChef.”
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