Lisa and John met through the show

Lisa Faulkner has confessed that her boyfriend John Torode reduced her to tears after criticising her cooking.

The actress won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010 and admits that her now-boyfriend John, 47, and fellow judge Gregg Wallace, 48, were very tough on her.

John and Gregg were scary on MasterChef,’ says Lisa, 40.

I was terrified of them. They were not nice about my lamb dish, and I ended up crying in a corner.’

Lisa says that she actually met John, who she started dating last year, a while before doing MasterChef, even though he doesn’t remember their first meeting.

I know John from being on MasterChef, but I met him 25,000 years ago when he was cooking on This Morning and I was a guest,’ she tells Celebs On Sunday.

He has no recollection of it, so I’m like, “Obviously I was memorable”. We’ve been dating six months, so it’s new and it’s lovely.’

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Anna Francis