MASTERCHEF’s John Torode has admitted he was a ‘coward’ at the beginning of his relationship with wife Lisa Faulkner.
The 56-year-old chef meets the actress Lisa, 49 years old, when she was a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef 2010.
Lisa goes on to win the series and become friends with Judge John, before things start to turn into a romance.
The couple got married two years ago, marking their second marriage, and John admits he was apprehensive about asking Lisa out at first.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, the Australian chef said: “I have separated from my wife [Jessica] It was horrible, and I was reluctant to reach out to Lisa directly because I didn’t like the prospect of her turning it down, so I wrote her a letter.
“If I don’t get a response, that won’t matter. Coward? S***, yes. I’m just as cowardly as they are.”
Thankfully, Lisa accepted his date offer and the pair have been going strong ever since.
Now that they host their own cooking show together, John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen and John add, “We really like each other.”
Back in November, Lisa revealed that she had actually met John years before joining Masterchef.
She told Prima: “Everybody thinks we met on MasterChef, but actually we met before on This Morning in 1996. John doesn’t remember! I think he’s a really suitable chef.”
Despite her initial attraction, Lisa also confessed to feeling threatened by John when they officially met when she joined – and won – the 2010 series Celebrity MasterChef.
Lisa added: “I was scared of him, but when we got to know each other later, I realized he was a very smiley person.
“Then he wrote me a letter asking me out, which I thought was very sweet.”
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