Two get the boot in Celebrity MasterChef semi-final over poor puddings


Two get the boot in Celebrity MasterChef semi-final over poor puddings
  1. Two get the boot in Celebrity MasterChef semi-final over poor puddings
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    Opera singer Lesley Garrett narrowly avoided the chop in Celebrity MasterChef as actor Brian Bovell and French tennis star Henri Leconte were sent…
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Celebrity MasterChef

September 13 2017

Opera singer Lesley Garrett narrowly avoided the chop in Celebrity MasterChef as actor Brian Bovell and French tennis star Henri Leconte were sent packing.

The first of two semi-final episodes of the BBC food programme saw the eight remaining stars cook for 120 staff and volunteers at the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in Poole, Dorset, before having to invent a delicious dessert in the MasterChef kitchen.

In the nail-biting pudding round Garrett almost fell foul with her undercooked frangipane tart and, fearing the worst, became emotional after her dessert was described as “a real shame” by judge John Torode.

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But she was kept in the competition by Torode and his fellow judge Gregg Wallace as Bovell’s mango cheesecake and Leconte’s apple tarte fine were deemed less impressive.

Former sportsman Leconte, who had previously impressed with his savoury dishes in the competition, admitted that sweets were his “weakness”.

Tasting Leconte’s apple tart, Torode said: “You know how to cook, I’m disappointed in it.”

For soap and film actor Bovell, it was the dry biscuit base and the overall lack of structure and skill of his cheesecake that saw him…

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