Celebrity MasterChef finalists Danny Jones, Lisa Snowdon and Melanie Blatt spoke about their hopes and fears ahead of Thursday night’s big finale.
The tough contestants were reduced to three out of six weeks of cooking challenges and eliminations.
The final will see them present a three-course meal over two hours that will be judged by Gregg Wallace and John Torode, in a bid to claim the coveted MasterChef title.
Singer Jones, 36, of McFly, said: “At the final, you have nothing to lose, I wanted to make it all as delicious, beautiful and well presented as I practiced to create it. good impression of himself as a finalist.
“My biggest fear is getting my lamb cooked to perfection.”
Jones also reflected on being friends with the other contestants, saying, “The last six or seven became really close because we were a smaller group and we went through the same experience of pressure. force, and we support each other and help each other.
“If one of us is worried about something, we help them, so it’s nice to have that. Some nice healthy competition. “
TV presenter Snowdon, 50, said she was most afraid of the “danger of cooking duck” in the final.
She added: “I’ve cooked Anna Haugh’s (Irish chef) dish before, which is duck and waffles. I took it out of the oven and cut it right away – it didn’t have time to rest.
“It was a big learning curve, so I said to myself, ‘If I make it to the final, I’ll cook duck’.
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“I knew all eyes would be on me and Gregg would be like, ‘Really? Would you do it again when you messed it up before? ‘”
Pop singer Blatt, a member of All Saints, was also asked about her fears for the final, and replied, “Everything – absolutely everything.”
The 47-year-old said her highlight in the series was when Dame Mary Berry made a surprise appearance in the semi-finals.
This year’s big names include former boxing champion Chris Eubank, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, former soccer player Jimmy Bullard and actor Ryan Thomas.
The Celebrity MasterChef final airs on BBC One on September 22 at 8:30pm.
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