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Unfortunately I have no way of uploading Max and Nicola’s brief appearance on Celebrity MasterChef for all those who don’t have access to BBC I player, but below is a review/transcript of what happened.
I don’t watch MasterChef myself, but basically it’s a reality show that sets the contestants and celebrities (depending on which version it is!) through their paces by setting them a series of cooking challenges. This week, the final three celebrities were challenged to prepare lunch in a tiny catering van, for the entire cast and crew of Spooks, which worked out at about 75 people.
- Roast Pork
- Cod in Parsley Sauce
- Vegetable Curry
- New Potatoes
- Tomato and Fennel Bake
- Caramelised Pineapple with yoghurt
- Banana Bread with Custard
Max Brown commented on what food means to those on set;
“We get an hour for lunch so if the food isn’t hot and ready to go you get a lot of angry faces”
And for reference, he orders the Cod with Mash
The first time we see Nicola she is in the queue having what looks like a serious conversation with the person on the other end of the phone. Noting the coat, it appears to be a rather cold day on set!
When at the van, Nicola orders the cod with mash and carrots and flashes her winning smile at the camera. She also gets called ‘darling’ by the contestant serving her which is rather sweet!
We then see the dining hall!
Nicola appears to be enjoying her meal (shown later by the empty plate) as does Max although he has a complaint! Below is a copy of the conversation she has with the camera and Max, I have tried my best to make it ‘word for word’ but this involved a lot a pausing and rewinding which is rather hard on I player so it might not be completely correct…
N: A lovely piece of fish, I could have done with a bigger piece that’s my only complaint! But there was a rush on the cod.
M: Cod’s lovely, fennel was a bit tough, but the other bits were really lovely.
N: Max was going to have the pork belly, [cut to Max smiling] but Max can’t have the pork belly because he’s got to get his kit off in the next episode. [Cut to Max looking highly embarrassed, but still smiling] He’s on a strictly high protein diet from now on!
This is the last we have of Nicola and Max actually speaking and we don’t know what they order for pudding, but there are glimpses of them hanging around outside the van talking to various members of the crew afterwards.
Caps are my own, and I hope that was ok, it’s the first time I’ve done something like this!