So, we’re at the end of week two in the Celebrity Masterchef kitchen and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I decided against the previous series – for some reason the fact that it was relegated to BBC1 lunchtime really put me off. Having said that, 18:30 isn’t much better and I ‘series record’ it but, y’know, I couldn’t be arsed. Seeing snippets of it on Saturday Kitchen each week has convinced me that I made the right choice.
Anyway, back to the here and now. Week one, I’d say my stand out was Javine and week two definitely Emma. I love Emma Kennedy, I want to be her friend. I feel she is the CMC version of me. As we are introduced to her, she conveys the giddy excitement that would take hold of any MC fan should they get that telephone call. I imagine it would go a little bit like this:
Agent: Hi Emma. So, the BBC got in touch and we discussed the possibility of you taking part in this years Celebrity Masterchef. You’re a big fan, right? Are you free for the next few weeks?
Agent: … I’ll take that as a ‘yes’ then.
“to celebrate I might go home and try to make a quiche”
If I were to receive a similar call and end up in the famous MC kitchen, it would not be taken lightly had I replicated Emma’s joy at being there. “Fanny, I get the distinct impression you’re not taking this seriously enough” would be John’s comment as I grin “But I am! I’m just so excited to be here, I love you guys!”
Having been billed as a MC aficionado Emma made, as Gregg would say, a school boy error. The final task of the week was the critics round – two courses for previous CMC contestants to sample. It seems that Lisa Faulkner might get to attend all of these, lucky girl. Or maybe not. Read the rest of this entry »