MASTERCHEF’S John Torode and Gregg Wallace have revealed this year’s biggest disasters – from kitchens bursting into flames to ‘laughable’ dishes.
Masterchef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace have revealed some of the disasters that occur in the new series
John and Gregg return as judges with 40 new amateurs chefs coming through their doors to cook for them.
While there are some excellent dishes to be seen, the judges admit there is also a fair share of disasters too.
Speaking to The Sun’s TV Mag, John, 55, revealed there was: “the odd fire here and there, which is always fun.
“The odd disaster – if you want to know how to cook raw lamb, MasterChefs’ where to come to this year.
The pair have some incredible food but a lot of contestants struggled to cook lambCredit: BBC
John and Gregg spoke to The Sun’s TV Mag about the new series
“It’s a really good lesson in how not to cook lamb – or if you want raw lamb, brilliant way to do it. Not that anybody would like to eat it, but that’s great.”
He continued: “Yeah, the odd thing that falls over – it is what it is MasterChef is the tension, it’s the drama. And also, it’s the joy that comes out the other end. But yeah, there’s plenty of stuff.”
Gregg, 56, added: ” I think one of the tragedies – and John hinted at it – one of the tragedies of this year’s competition has been the amount of badly cooked lamb.
“It got to the point where every time somebody mentioned lamb, I’d look over a John in a startled manner. Because it got so bad.
The judge admitted the situation with raw lamb became ‘laughable’Credit: BBC
“I mean, the amount of undercooked lamb was just laughable, absolutely laughable. And there we go.”
It got to the point where John and Gregg would cringe when a contestant uttered the words ‘rack of lamb’.
Gregg said: “It would go through the same ritual: They say they were cooking a rack of lamb.
“I’d ask them how long they were going to cook for. They’d tell me, I’d look over John, raise my eyebrows, he’d look back at me and shake his head and there we go. And then we awaited the next plate of lamb sashimi.”
Masterchef begins on Monday March 1 at 9pm on BBC One. TV Mag is available in The Sun every Saturday.