Celebrity MasterChef: Melanie Sykes eliminated after risotto disaster


Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes was eliminated after her risotto disaster (Picture: BBC)

Melanie Sykes has been eliminated from Celebrity MasterChef, narrowly missing out on the final.

In the latest episode of the cooking show, judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode revealed that the stars would also be competing to impress top restaurant critics Jimi Famurewa, Grace Dent and William Sitwell.’

TV star Melanie decided to cook a prawn and monks beard risotto, with the star saying: ‘There are a million things that can go wrong with it.’

And go wrong they did.

Melanie had a bit of a disaster with her dish, serving it up late to the critics.

‘It’s just rice and prawns in a sauce’, William said of the dish. ‘It’s not risotto.’


Melanie Sykes on Celebrity MasterChef

The critics weren’t impressed by Melanie’s risotto (Picture: BBC)

‘I don’t understand why she would choose something as delicate as monks beard,’ Grace added.

‘Having waited for so long, it’s hard not to feel let down,’ Jimi said.

Gregg was completely unimpressed, insisting: ‘I don’t think there’s an excuse to do a risotto and make it 10 minutes late, I really don’t.’

However, upon leaving, Melanie seemed upbeat, insisting she’s going to carry on cooking.

‘I’ve had moments of joy, moments of complete agony but I won’t stop cooking,’ the 51-year-old said, adding: ‘I might take cooking lessons actually!’

After Melanie’s exit, the remaining celebs, Joe Swash, Dion Dublin, Megan McKenna, Kem Cetinay, and Kadeena Cox are through to the final.

Stars like Katie Price, Penny Lancaster, and Gavin Esler were previously eliminated, with judges Gregg and John taking no prisoners.

Celebrity Masterchef continues Friday at 9pm on BBC One.

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