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Christine McGuinness signs up for MasterChef

Christine McGuinness signs up for MasterChef credit:Bang Showbiz
Christine McGuinness signs up for MasterChef credit:Bang Showbiz

Christine McGuinness has signed up for 'Celebrity MasterChef'.

The former 'Real Housewives of Cheshire' star was nervous about cooking for judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode but is pleased she took on the challenge.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Christine was nervous to take part in Celebrity MasterChef as she was really stepping outside her comfort zone and was nervous to be judged.

"But she enjoyed the experience and is pleased she pushed herself.”

Meanwhile, Christine, 35, recently admitted the idea of going on a series of dates to find a new man, following her split from husband Paddy McGuinness, 50, is “petrifying” because she has "never really done it" before.

The documentary-maker told the Daily Star newspaper: “The thought of dating is actually my worst nightmare. I’ve just never really done it.

“When I met my husband, we were friends first. I think that helped, it worked because I never had that pressure of, ‘What do I wear? Where do I go? What is the food going to be like? Will I like the restaurant?’

“The idea of dating, for me, is petrifying.”

Christine - who was diagnosed with autism two years ago - confessed that a “typical date” poses many “sensory” issues, like talking to strangers and eating in unknown venues.

She is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: “It’s sensory for me. A typical date, from what my friends would say, is you go for dinner, or you might have some drinks.

“I don’t drink and I don’t really enjoy eating in different places with people that I don’t know. Once I’m comfortable with someone, that’s lovely.

“But I don’t know how I am supposed to get to that point.”