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'Really sad!' Former Holby City star Lisa Faulkner speaks out on BBC decision to axe show
Lisa Faulkner, 50, has spoken out about the BBC’s decision to end Holby City for good back in March, after 23 years on the air.The former Celebrity MasterChef winner, who is married to the show’s judge John Torode, 57, admitted she was “really sad” to see the soap get axed, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. Lisa played Victoria Merrick on the show from January 1999 to June 2001.Victoria was a senior house officer who trained in cardiothoracic surgery and paediatrics at Holby City Hospital.Two years after joining the show, Lisa’s character was stabbed to death in her own home by the father of a patient whose life she could not save.The star appeared in 45 episodes of the show early on in her acting career, which meant it was a strange thing for the celebrity chef to hear it had been cancelled.Speaking about when she heard the news, Lisa reflected: “Yeah, it was really sad. “I think it’s such a great show and, for me and my two best friends…“You know, I met Angela (Griffin) and Nicola (Stephenson) on that show and we have been best friends ever since. “So to me, it’s been a really important show in my life,” she added.Apart from her job as a TV chef, Lisa is also known for her previous roles on soaps such as Brookside, where she played Louise Hope, and EastEnders, where she played Fi Browning.However, she’s also enjoyed some more recent roles, such as Murdoch Mysteries and BBC One’s The Girl Before.Speaking about her future in the world of television, Lisa explained: “You know, it’s really nice to be going up for auditions again, playing small parts in nice dramas. “It’s just been fun doing the auditioning again and getting the jobs.
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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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'Helps because she's quite attractive' John Torode on working relationship with wife Lisa
John Torode, 57, met his now-wife Lisa Faulkner, 50, in 2010 when she won Celebrity MasterChef.The celebrity chef has spoken exclusively to Express.co.uk about why his relationship with Lisa works so well, admitting that it helps that she's "quite attractive".John and Lisa are not shy of working together, having secured many joint cooking shows in recent years, including ITV's John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen.The pair married in 2019, following their engagement at the end of 2018 - and their relationship appears to be going from strength to strength.Express.co.uk asked John about his working relationship with his wife and how they keep their romance alive.John replied: "We do very different things at different times, so we are not always together and we’re not always home."I’ve even been away a few days this week and I only got back yesterday."So you know, I’m in the house for a couple of hours and then I disappear and when she has stuff on we probably won’t see each other all weekend."John then shared a personal insight into what he thinks helps their relationship run so smoothly.He admitted to Express.co.uk: "So, you know, when it actually comes to working together, it's actually really nice."Oh, yeah. It helps because we like each other which is good and she's quite attractive, you know?"We bounce off each other really nicely.
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Celebrity Masterchef first look as Dame Mary Berry makes surprise appearance during semi-finals
CELEBRITY MasterChef fans are set to be left delighted following a surprise appearance from Dame Mary Berry at the semi-final stages of the competition.  Dame Mary will make her debut in the MasterChef kitchen in the episode broadcast on the 8th September where she will challenge the seven remaining stars to re-create one of her most popular dishes.  Mary will judge the celebrities alongside resident hosts, John Torode and Gregg Wallace, where they will have to master cooking with a host of unfamiliar ingredients and a variety of new techniques to impress the culinary trio.  Mary said: “I can’t wait to see these talented MasterChef semi-finalists bring my dishes to life and hopefully they are recipes they would enjoy making at home too.  They need to remember though that I’ve got eyes in the back of my head. They may think I’m not watching but I will be…” So far a whole host of famous faces have been battiling It out on the BBC One show to follow in the footsteps of stars such as Kimberly Wyatt and Lisa Faulkner.  Twenty celebrities will entered the kitchen with only eight of them moving into the semi-finalswith seven of them getting the chance to impress former Bake Off star Mary.  Read More on MasterChefNOT IMPRESSED Celebrity Masterchef fans left irritated by Jimmy's dishTOO MANY COOKS Here is who has left Celebrity MasterChef so far Reality TV star Faye Winter, best known for her time on Love Island, and McFly band member Danny Jones both beat off fierce competiton to become the most impressive cooks from heat one and we’re swiftly joined by Call the Midwife favourite Cliff Parisi 90’s popstar Mel Blatt.
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John Torode hits back after being mocked for This Morning mishap 'I can't be embarrassed!'
John Torode, 57, famously burned a tea towel live on air as he cooked a traditional English breakfast in 2020 on This Morning.The Celebrity MasterChef host has spoken exclusively to Express.co.uk about why he is not "embarrassed" about what happened and why he thinks he dealt with the situation "quite well".Speaking about the incident, John told Express.co.uk: "It was very good TV, but I mean I suppose it’s something that happens when you work in professional kitchens you have to stay in control and not panic."You can’t lose control, you have to continue with what you’re doing. I mean, I also can’t be embarrassed because it happens."John was recreating a McDonalds McMuffin in April 2020 at his home and was appearing on This Morning via video call.As John began to toast the muffins he failed to notice a tea towel left on the hob had set alight.Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby frantically tried to warn John but his cries were left unheard as the flames got bigger.Luckily, John finally spotted the fire and dealt with it very professionally, throwing it into the sink as his alarm began to ring in the house.Recalling what happened, John told Express.co.uk: "Again, you need to remember at that time we were in full lockdown."I had some camera equipment, which I'd had to set up myself inside my own home kitchen.
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Celebrity MasterChef fans 'disgusted' over Jimmy Bullard's unusual recipe
Celebrity MasterChef fans have been left disgusted after former footballer Jimmy Bullard decided to create a new recipe for today's show.The star was given a block of goats cheese as his ingredient to include and made the bizarre decision to combine it with muscles and "wing it" with a new recipe.He said he was creating "muscles in a cheese, garlic and white wine sauce" READ MORE: Celebrity MasterChef fans slam Vicky Pattison for judging show after hating entire dishWhen was asked if he has cooked muscles before the footballer said "I've never cooked muscles before.""So I'm winging it." One of the judges John Torode said: "Muscles cream sauce and white wine I get but he's adding the goats cheese to it as well."Muscles and goats cheese?" Fans of the show were equally as shocked by the mix of ingredients.One viewer took to twitter saying: "Mussels & goats cheese? That's complete bullard."Another said: "Mussels in goat's cheese?"While a third penned: "Sweet or savoury? Make a fish trifle" And a fourth wrote: "Cheesy sauce with mussels???? #CelebrityMasterChef is he insane." When he gave the dish to the judges they said that the muscles were "cooked to perfection" however they didn't go with the richness of the cheese sauce. Later in the show Jimmy took on the pallet test where he had to try a dish and guess its ingredients.
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'Ruins it!' Lisa Faulkner details whether husband John Torode shares MasterChef spoilers
Celebrity MasterChef spoilers from John Torode, 57, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.The star insisted that knowing the results ahead of time would “ruin” the show for her, and that she makes sure she gets no inside intel from her husband ahead of time, as she still “has a lot of love” for the series.Lisa spoke to Express.co.uk about her family life with John as part of a wider interview about encouraging families to be more connected during meal times.The star has teamed up with cracker company Carr’s to help create some tasty recipes that will hopefully spark conversations and deter families from looking at their phones during dinner.Lisa and John are a real power couple when it comes to cooking shows, with John having hosted MasterChef since 2005 and Lisa winning the celebrity version of the series in 2010.Since then, they have coupled up on camera as well as in real life to co-present John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen, which launched on ITV in 2019.Speaking about Celebrity MasterChef, which is currently in its 17th series, Lisa revealed how she felt about receiving spoilers from John.Asked if her husband ever let things slip, she admitted: “The thing is that I could probe him, but I never want to because it just ruins it.“Sometimes I know certain things, just because I come to judge the show sometimes, so I’ve seen people or there are people you vaguely know who are on it.“But no, I never ever want to find out what happens because it’s so exciting to watch!”Lisa went on to share how much she is enjoying the current series, which includes celebs like Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones, GB News presenter Kirsty Gallacher and Call the Midwife’s Cliff Parisi.“I am watching!” she confirmed.
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Celebrity Masterchef viewers left in fits of rage over Chris Eubank 'fix' claims
Celebrity Masterchef appears to have frustrated viewers who claimed the show is a "fix" after he received a substantial amount of help.However, other contestants including Cliff Parisi and Melanie Blatt were largely left to fend for themselves during the challenge which saw them making their own pasta while being timed.Chris, 56, was offered assistance by John Torode and Greg Wallace during the heated round leaving fans at home in fits of rage.READ MORE: Celebrity Masterchef fans enraged over John Torode 'stealing' catchphrase from co-starGreg Wallace also made a comment on this as he said: "You got a bit of instruction but you did it, well done."He continued: "I think Chris' inexperience showed there, he did get a bit of help but he perseveres, he gets the job done."However, the boxing legend also acknowledged the help he received as he reflected on the challenge."I'm feeling stupendous, with their help, they got me through," he said before adding: "On a scale of one to ten, I'd give it an eight, yeah."Taking to Twitter, one said: "If Chris Eubank doesn't go tonight it's a fix!#CelebrityMasterChef.""Why are they basically doing the task for him?! #celebritymasterchef," added a second.Before a third tweeted: "#CelebrityMasterchef Nice one, just tell Chris exactly what to do!!"Another raged: "Funnily enough, they're not helping Cliff but told Chris Eubank what to do.
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