MasterChef’s John Torode claims co-star’s jokes are ‘s**t’April 7, 2023
Masterchef: John Torode swears after contestant finishes dish
For nearly 20 years, chefs John Torode and Gregg Wallace have scoured the UK to find the best amateur cooks as they put them through their paces in the MasterChef kitchen. Over the years BBC viewers have seen some intense moments in the competition with host Gregg often on hand to offer some light-hearted humour. However, his co-host John doesn’t always see his funny side.
A new series of the long-running BBC cooking competition is fast approaching as a group of chefs get ready to try and impress John and Gregg to be crowned the next MasterChef champion.
Following the same format as last year, it’ll start with nine contestants creating dishes each week in the audition round and cooking their signature meals.
As the two judges taste what’s been prepared in the MasterChef Tasting Room, the top three creations will progress to the next stage, giving the remaining cooks another chance to try and stay in the show.
At the end of the next round, four chefs will move forward with two leaving the competition.
John and Gregg have been the faces of MasterChef for 18 years and are known for their opposite approaches to critiquing the contestants.
With Gregg giving a slightly more humorous approach, John’s well-known for being the more harsher judge of the two.
Speaking to RadioTimes, the two hosts were quizzed on how well they know one another after working side-by-side for over a decade.
When asked who is funnier out of them both, John confessed without Gregg they wouldn’t have as much fun as they do.
The 57-year-old commented: “I mean, his jokes are s**t. But, every now and then he does come out with something very funny. It makes work joyous.”
Responding to John’s light-hearted swipe, Gregg replied: “I just constantly crack jokes.
“When John does it can be hilarious, because he’s normally in serious chef and judge mode. But I’m funnier.”
With the 19th series set to air later this month, the duo touched on what viewers can expect this year that hasn’t yet been seen on the BBC show.
The MasterChef judge revealed that in the upcoming semi-finals, they both asked the contestants to create dishes that were so wrong, they were right.
John said: “For instance, fried chicken on a waffle with maple syrup. So wrong, but it’s pretty well right.”
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Agreeing, Gregg confessed the unusual combination was super delicious: “That sweetness over crispy and salty chicken skin, with a soft and crispy waffle underneath.”
Next Monday, BBC viewers will welcome a fresh batch of contestants as nine chefs prepare to wow John and Gregg.
For their first task, they’re challenged with making a family favourite dish which the two judges will then sample in the special tasting room.
With no idea which chef has cooked each meal they’re eating, John and Gregg will then have to pick their three favourite dishes to fast-track to the next round.
Whoever isn’t chosen by the duo then will be set an invention test to try and remain in the competition.
MasterChef’s new series airs on Monday April 10 on BBC One at 8pm
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