'Celebrity MasterChef' semi-finals begin: The 5 best things to watch on Wednesday, 8 September

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John Torode and Gregg Wallace kick off the semi-finals. (BBC)

The competition steps up a gear in Celebrity MasterChef tonight as the semi-finals get underway - but who will crumble under the pressure and who will rise to the challenge?

Look out for a completely different view on nature documentaries with the second series of Animals with Cameras on BBC Two.

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Meanwhile, there are hard-hitting documentaries with Grenfell: The Untold Story on Channel 4 and true crime two-parter Body in the Snow: Joanna Yeates begins on Five.

If you're searching for comfort TV, settle down with the latest instalment of The Repair Shop on BBC One which leads straight into MasterChef afterwards.

Celebrity MasterChef - BBC One - 9pm

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Megan McKenna takes on the cooking relay. (BBC)

We're nearing the end of the current celeb version of the cooking contest, and tonight the semi-finals begin.

The famous cooks are split into four teams of two for a cooking relay, where the first chef must leave a trail of clues on how to finish their meal for their teammate.

We predict kitchen meltdowns as the celebrities race towards the final hurdle.

Animals with Cameras - BBC Two - 8pm

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Loggerhead turtles show off their natural habitat. (BBC)

It sounds like a bad bloopers show, but Animals with Cameras actually offers a groundbreaking twist on the nature documentary by attaching cameras to the species featured.

Allowing filming in habitats that would never have been seen before, it's fascinating viewing for animal and nature lovers.

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The first episode has the added bonus of giving us the beach views we've all missed out on this summer with loggerhead turtles in Cape Verde and Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas amongst the camera operators.

Grenfell: The Untold Story - Channel 4 - 10pm

(L-R) Tim, Lorraine, Hiwot, Ed, Mouna, Turufat and Nick.
Grenfell's community artist followed the cladding scandal years before the fire happened. (Channel 4)

As questions about whether the worst residential fire in the UK since the Second World War could have been predicted continue to be asked, this Channel 4 documentary offers eye-opening evidence.

Community artist Constantine Gras was filming Grenfell Tower's refurbishment for years before the 2017 fire that killed 72 residents, and as the artist in residence he shot footage of the Grenfell Residents Group taking their concerns about the flammable cladding to the tenant management group.

Body in the Snow: Joanna Yeates - Five - 9pm

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER:  A handout photograph provided by Avon and Somerset Police, of Joanna Yeates at her graduation in November 2010 in Bristol, England. The body of 25-year-old landscape architect Joanna Yeates was discovered on Christmas Day after she went missing on December 17, 2010.  (Photo by Avon and Somerset Police via Getty Images)
The documentary looks at the investigation into Joanna Yeates' death. (Channel Five/Avon and Somerset Police handout photo)

Missing Bristol landscape architect Joanna Yeates was found murdered on Christmas Day 2010 and the investigation into her death is remembered for her landlord Christopher Jefferies initially being identified as a suspect because of his unusual appearance.

The real killer was eventually named as her neighbour and this two-part documentary meets police and journalists who covered the case at the time to give a view on how the case was solved.

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The Repair Shop - BBC One - 8pm

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Jay Blades restores more well-loved belongings. (BBC)

Sometimes, you need a little comfort viewing at the end of a long day - and The Repair Shop fits the bill perfectly.

Tonight's episode includes repairs on a beloved clockwork car bought by a man's rocket-scientist father on a work trip, and a woman's first ever Christmas present, a clockwork marionette theatre, which is in need of some attention.

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