Masterchef: Sweet victory for old soldier Dick
Northern Ireland man Dick Strawbridge last night made it through to the next stage of TV’s Celebrity Masterchef.
The one-time military hero and TV presenter went up against Olympic star Dean Macey and actors Chis Walker and Lisa Faulkner for a coveted place in the knockout stage.
Three members of the Women’s Institute helped judge the contestants’ dishes.
Although the crab sauce on Strawbridge’s Cornish seafood ravioli was deemed a little strong, presenter Greg Wallace described his dessert as “the standout dish of the day”.
The sweet creation consisted of a apricot nestled in a filo basket, complemented by apple and brandy sauce.
Dick said “I’m not sure if I can make it through to the next stage” but he was determined to try.