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John Torode on late Queen's 'great' personality and 'incredible' dedication to realm
John Torode, 57, was fortunate enough to meet Queen Elizabeth II on two occasions, having first met the monarch in 2009.The Celebrity MasterChef judge spoke to Express.co.uk about the "incredible" monarch whom he had the pleasure to meet at Buckingham Palace.John is known for being the face of BBC's MasterChef since 2005 alongside greengrocer, Gregg Wallace.Due to his highly successful cooking career, John has been given the opportunity to meet the Queen on two occasions.The MasterChef judge opened up about the "great honour" he felt meeting such a powerful monarch.John said: "The Queen, I mean, I suppose it's one of those great, great honours."The second meet, it was a private audience, which was for something about Australians, who were working in the UK and were high profile and so there was a lineup of Hugh Jackman, Jason Donovan, myself, it was just great!"It was really really interesting to meet her face to face and have a proper little chat."She’s an incredible woman who went and spoke to the 200 people in each room."He went on: "People come up to you and talk to you about how to address the Queen. It was just such an amazing way that it worked."I think I read that one year she had 580 official engagements, which is more than twice a day which is really quite incredible."John also recalled driving through the Buckingham Palace gates as it was something he never thought he would do.He continued: "The first time I met her was about 2009 and it was a sort of large gathering of around 600 people and you got moved from room to room, it was very formal."The most exciting thing was driving through the gates in my car."That was great.
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John Torode shares highlight of meeting late Queen 'Something I never thought I'd do'
John Torode, 57, has been fortunate to meet the late Queen Elizabeth II on two occasions, having first met in 2009.The MasterChef judge spoke to Express.co.uk about the "great" opportunity he had when visiting Buckingham Palace.John is known for being the face of BBC's MasterChef since 2005 alongside greengrocer, Gregg Wallace.Due to his highly successful cooking career, John has been given the opportunity to meet the Queen on two occasions.Recalling the events to Express.co.uk, John revealed: "The first time I met her was about 2009 and it was a sort of large gathering of around 600 people and you got moved from room to room, it was very formal."The most exciting thing was driving through the gates in my car."That was great. I mean, driving through the gates of Buckingham Palace is something I never thought I'd ever be able to do."I mean, I worked there with Masterchef but I never thought I would experience driving through!"He then opened up about the "great honour" he felt meeting such a powerful monarch.John continued: "The Queen, I mean, I suppose it's one of those great, great honours."The second meet, it was a private audience, which was for something about Australians, who were working in the UK and were high profile and so there was a lineup of Hugh Jackman, Jason Donovan, myself, it was just great!"It was really really interesting to meet her face to face and have a proper little chat."She’s an incredible woman who went and spoke to the 200 people in each room."People come up to you and talk to you about how to address the Queen.
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Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Craig, Viola Davis Among Stars Lined Up for Variety’s Toronto Interview Studio
Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter Variety will return to the Toronto Film Festival this year with its annual interview studio, in partnership with King’s Hawaiian. Running from Sept. 9 to Sept. 12, the Variety Studio presented by King’s Hawaiian will include interviews with cast members and directors from the top movies premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. Talent includes Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton (“The Son”); Mark Mylod, Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”); Gina Prince-Bythewood, Viola Davis, John Boyega, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim and Cathy Schulman (“The Woman King”); Rian Johnson, Daniel Craig, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr. and Madelyn Cline (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”); Darren Aronofsky, Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins and Sam Hunter (“The Whale”); Peter Farrelly, Zac Efron and Ruby Serkis (“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”); Tyler Perry, Solea Pfeiffer and Joshua Boone (“A Jazzman’s Blues”); and Lila Neugebauer, Jennifer Lawrence and Justine Polsky (“Causeway”). Talent and creators from the following projects will also participate in the studio: “Inspection,” “The Fabelmans,” “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” “Bros,” “On the Come Up,” “The Good Nurse,” “The Eternal Daughter,” “Sanctuary,” “Empire of Light,” “Devotion” and “Catherine Called Birdy.”
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Ian Thorpe First Guest On Reboot Of ‘This Is Your Life’
Out Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe is set to be the first guest on the newest season of channel Seven’s reboot of This Is Your Life.Looking into untold stories, it will be a celebration and “special tribute to our greatest ever male olympian, from humble childhood to Olympic glory.”Celebrity guests include three-time Olympian Cathy Freeman, former Prime Minister John Howard, Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim, Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett, Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband, former professional surfer Layne Beachley, sports commentator Bruce McAvaney, dual Olympian Geoff Huegill and media personalities Merrick and Rosso.They also tease “one rival he never thought he’d see again.”According to Seven, “The iconic big red book is now in the hands of host Melissa Doyle who surprises Thorpie during a motivational speech he is presenting at Sydney Olympic Park, the site of some of his greatest triumphs.”“We hear how Ian was invited to Kate and William’s royal wedding and about his special friendship with one of the world’s most famous designers, Giorgio Armani.“Jimmy Barnes will take to the This is Your Life stage for a special performance and speaks about how he and Thorpie struck up an unlikely friendship.”The channel Seven show is back on July 24 at 7pm. Talking about the reboot, Angus Ross, Seven’s director of network programming said, “This Is Your Life was an iconic and incredibly successful show for many years.
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