Series 1 - Episode 2

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With only five places to fill, the Battle Truck heads off to Liverpool, where a trained opera singer and her Italian fiancé wow Marco with their classic Italian fish dish. Then Marco surprises a couple in their own restaurant, uncovering a hidden gem in Scotland.

The nationwide search concludes in Cardiff, a city in which Marco says he's yet to have an enjoyable meal. Will Wales and the southwest deliver quality food and service worthy of changing his mind?

By the end of this show, Marco will have his final 12 couples to take back to London, where they will compete against each other in the Battle Kitchen. With everything to play for, our Michelin-starred chef won't settle for anything less than perfection.

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    Marco’s search hots up as the Battle Kitchen opens its doors to the first three semi-finalist couples.

    Available until 23:59 1 Jan 2021

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  • Lailash Shah

    almost 2 years ago

    Lailash Shah

    I cannot believe a so called chef roams around in the kitchen wearing a suit and to top it off carry a knife while playing with it. May I suggest that he carry a rattle so that he can make noise so that all the contestants and guinea pigs eating the food can run over to him and ask him what the matter is. God he likes attention. Shame on channel 5 do you not have any decent programmes to screen. God help us all.

  • Ken Fox

    almost 2 years ago

    Ken Fox

    Polo White Is supposed to be a high end chef. No chef would walk about a professional kitchen, waving a knife about like a demented knife thrower. This man is a complete and utter idiot, a legend in his own mind.

  • kevo arris

    almost 2 years ago

    kevo arris

    its marco he does what he wants coz hes the best at what he does, get over it peeps

  • SUSANNAH GROVENOR

    almost 2 years ago

    SUSANNAH GROVENOR

    MARCO IS MY FAVOURITE CELEBRITY CHEF BUT I DIDN'T LIKE THE FORMAT. AS OTHERS HAVE SAID, WAVING THAT KNIFE AROUND AND WORSE STILL PUTTING IT INTO HIS MOUTH WAS FOOLHARDY TO SAY THE LEAST. HE IS A SHOWMAN, THAT CANNOT BE DENIED EVEN BY HIM, BUT HIS CONSTANT HARRASEMENT AND BELITTLING OF CONTESTANTS BECAME VERY SILLY AFTER A WHILE. ANYWAY, GOOD LUCK TO THOSE THAT DID GET THROUGH TO HIS FINAL 12. MARCO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ACT SO SILLY, YOU ARE A GREAT CHEFAND ONE THAT DOESN'T NEED ALL THE SILLINESS TO MAKE A TV PROGRAMME, LEAVE THAT TO THE LIKES OF GORDON RAMSEY, PLEASE

  • Wayne

    almost 2 years ago

    Wayne

    Who else thinks Caroline Quentin shouldn't is not good at commentating on such programmes.. she did a travel programme too and was rubbish at that ! Her voice is just not good enough

  • Debbie Caines

    almost 2 years ago

    Debbie Caines

    Thanks my son has just walked in with my kitchen knife in is hand, well done Marco !!!!!!

  • Clive

    almost 2 years ago

    Clive

    That's all children need to watch a fruitcake waving a knife about

  • Dave

    almost 2 years ago

    Dave

    knifes are not for children so I would suggest you don't teach them how to be carried and instead teach them not to touch :)

  • Calypso

    almost 2 years ago

    Calypso

    A big thank you to everyone that came down to Liverpool to support me and my daughter Gemma @ calypso caribbean restaurant in kitchen wars, the experience was just fantastic. Marco pier white made the day for us with his encouragement and true love of our soul food, maybe not the fine dining he was looking for but none the less he was impressed with the authentic taste of real Caribbean cooking. Yeah man!! It's a shame the weather let us down with the wind so we couldn't set our table out but it far from spoilt an unforgettable day and all our support from so many of our friends and family . We certainly had the loudest and biggest crowd of the day that had marco joining In,the interaction was just brilliant thank you David & all the staff @ calypso caribbean restaurant Ye Man !!

  • abdul

    almost 2 years ago

    abdul

    as usual this guy is inspiring and take you to the simplicity and the origin of food ,the earth , the mother nature ,.. about the knife ,its like the stick for a teacher ,knives is main instrument for chefs , its not for ppl its for food ....and about push ppl to do their best ,this ppl are professional,not amateur ....and about the guy talk about ego ,come on see what this show about it's about couples ,they push each other they take care of each other ....all the best to mpw

  • Patricia

    almost 2 years ago

    Patricia

    He is a master in his own right, as for the knives thing, knives are only as dangerous as the person carrying them. if children are taught to hold and use them properly then they learn from an early age that they can be dangerous if used incorrectly. I don't think he is egotistical, I think he has the confidence and knowledge to know what he's talking about therefore some may view this as arrogance.

  • T.O.G.

    almost 2 years ago

    T.O.G.

    Marco Pierre White = over inflated ego!, No consistency treating contestants, humilated one couple because they didn't have enough covers at their restaruant and was praising another couple who had less than the first. Also 2 chefs ran out of time and he let one through! The audience can only summice at what inducement was involved!

  • Simon Jones

    almost 2 years ago

    Simon Jones

    For all Marco's bombast, and on the street he was thoroughly pleasant (was there when filmed, and met him). THE irritation is the voice over - her pronounciation is AWFUL!!!!!!! Geraint, not a hard name to say. Llandaf, not impossible to say! IRKSOME. CHEAP PRODUCTION VALUES.

  • D Ensoll

    almost 2 years ago

    D Ensoll

    Dee Marco White has a great opinion of Marco White; he looks like a circus master cracking the whip (or knife) What a showman, It's a pity he doesn't try to bring the best out of the contestants instead of making stupid remarks and really hassling them. What do you think he would say if the contestants used Knorr Stock cubes?

  • Beeny

    almost 2 years ago

    Beeny

    Someone sort out the play again facility; I can't get Channel 5 so please get this to work on here, it freezes all the time and I really want to see this programme. Attention Marco! Stop waving that bloody knife around it makes you look like you are in favour of Knife-crime, argggggghhhhh.

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  • Karl Dankbars••

    almost 2 years ago

    Karl Dankbars••

    Hear Hear :)

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  • Liz

    almost 2 years ago

    Liz

    Teaching children about how to carry and use knives safely seems pointless when you get people like this waving the knife around. Come on Marco....set a good example please.

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