Gordon Ramsay might’ve met someone who’s just as assertive as him in the kitchen. Before Empire actress Ta’Rhonda Jones prepares to dominate MasterChef Celebrity Showdown Monday, she showed the British chef she’s going to light quite the fire when the cooking commences.
“Will you please get out of my face before I whisk your ashtray? Please!” Jones jokingly demands in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip.
Cookie’s onscreen assistant makes it clear she won’t settle for the No. 2 spot when she takes on costar Kaitlin Doubleday during the two-hour special. “What the fudge cake?” Jones remarks to Ramsay as he attempts to prep her for the competition.
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The remaining face-offs include: Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker against Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca Crews; Gigi Hadid and Devon Windsor in a model-versus-model match-up, and MasterChef winners Luca Manfe, Christine Ha, and Claudia Sandovalagainst taking on MasterChef Junior season 4 contestants Addison, Amaya, and Zac.
Ramsay will be on hand to judge, along with pastry chef Christina Tosi. Proceeds will go to the winner’s charity of choice.
See Ramsay and Jones turn up the heat during a one-on-one cooking lesson, above.
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.