It seems several viewers were confused by the mix-up, with one writing: “Ok turned over for #masterchef at 9. Why the f*** has it been on for 30 mins?”
One viewer said: “#GreatBritishMenu just starting – presumably so it doesn’t clash with #Masterchef where they’re squeezing in two episodes tonight because of the rugby tomorrow – which means I’ll have to watch #Taskmaster and #TheCircle on +1.”
Tonight’s double instalment started at 8.30pm and finished at 10pm.
The five remaining contestants at the start of the episodes included Marc, Jo, Ross, Jane, Leno and Jackie.