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Thursday 2 October 2014

Dame Edna joins MasterChef judges

Dame Edna Everage joined the MasterChef judges

MasterChef judges don't get tougher than this - Dame Edna Everage took charge of a special episode of the cookery show where stand-ups Jack Whitehall and Micky Flanagan cooked up a meal for her for Comic Relief.

They joined show regulars Michel Roux Jr and John Torode in the kitchens at London's Australian Embassy as they prepared their meals for Dame Edna, Australia High Commissioner Mike Rann and MasterChef judges Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace.

Flanagan made a salad starter and a fish dish, while Whitehall cooked up another main course and dessert.

The Fresh Meat star said: "I'm a perfectionist and could have done better. I have to live with that now and every day it will burden me, those tiny errors stalking me to my grave... but it's just a bit of fun right? Wrong it's deadly serious."

Wallace said: "I've watched Dame Edna for years and years and from the first glass of water to the last spoonful of desert, I couldn't stop giggling.

"It was marvellous to sit down for lunch in the Grand Hall of the Australian High Commission with one of the funniest women I've met - it's got to be right up there with some of the best things I've ever done.

"I had no idea she was such a great foodie with incredible knowledge which really impressed me, she seems to dine very well on both sides of the world."

Viewers can find out which of the pair came out on top by watching Comic Relief on Friday.

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