Lisa Snowdon was "blown away" when she was crowned winner of 'Celebrity Masterchef 2022.'
The 50-year-old TV star was taking part in the celebrity version of the BBC cookery programme against the likes of All Saints star Melanie Blatt and McFly's Danny Jones but claimed the trophy in the final aired on Thursday (22.09.22) after impressing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her "daring" menu.
Upon her victory, she said: "I'm honestly so blown away. It's such a life-changing experience. I feel like this isn’t real! I just can’t believe it. I couldn’t have wanted to win something that meant more to me than this. I am on cloud nine. I love it."
The former 'Capital Breakfast' host managed to scoop the champion title with a three-course dinner comprising a starter of poached rhubarb and pan-fried mackerel with a fennel slaw; a main course of pan-fried duck breast with mushrooms and chocolate tart with crème fraiche and sour cherries for dessert.
John went on to heap praise on Lisa, noting that "throughout" the whole competition, she had managed to turn everyday menu items into something "special" and took a gamble in the final which paid off.
Speaking on 'Celebrity Masterchef', he said: "Lisa, throughout this competition, has taken the everyday and elevated it into something special. This final she dared to do something that was going to be a gamble, and the gamble paid off. Her food is fantastic."
Fellow judge Gregg added that Lisa is not made up of a "faint heart" and explained that is why she triumphed in the show.
He said: "Faint heart never lifts a MasterChef title and that is why Lisa is our Celebrity MasterChef champion!"