Celebrity MasterChef spoilers follow.
The culinary journey of this year’s Celebrity MasterChef stars has come to an end, with the show crowning its 2022 winner.
For their last challenge, the three finalists – Mel Blatt, Danny Jones and Lisa Snowdon – tried their hand at a three-course meal to wow the judges, Gregg Wallace and John Torode.
At the end of a tense, two-hour cooking session, it was Lisa‘s menu that won the hearts and taste buds of Gregg and John, and she was named winner.
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She served mackerel with rhubarb and a fennel slaw as a starter and had the chance to redeem herself with a second, “glorious” take on pan fried duck, which she served with sunflower seed mash, mushrooms and a honey soy dressing. To finish it off, she baked a tart with a firm chocolate ganache and a biscuit base.
Both Mel and Danny showed off their impressive skills with their own menus, making it hard for the judges to pick a winner.
Mel gave her all with a steak tartare on crispy rice, crab and langoustine ravioli and cherry clafoutis as a dessert – her mum’s favourite.
Danny went for an Asian-inspired menu, a nod to the delicious food he had on his honeymoon. As a starter, he presented Gregg and John with crispy fried prawns coated with breadcrumbs and coconut, served with lime mayo and mango salad.
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The McFly vocalist and guitarist chose an “unusual” combo of lamb and Massaman curry sauce and Pádron peppers as a main. Finally, his dessert was banana-filled Japanese dumplings with coconut milk caramel and sugared pecans.
After tasting the three celebrities’ dishes, Gregg and John decided Lisa’s “extraordinary” vision deserved this year’s Celebrity MasterChef title.
The presenter broke down in tears when receiving her award, calling her stint on the show “a life-changing experience”.
Celebrity MasterChef tunes on BBC One.