John Torode's girlfriend is a proud mum

Lisa Faulkner has revealed that the day she adopted her daughter was the happiest day of her life.

The former Holby City actress is mum to six-year-old Billie, who she adopted after several failed IVF attempts, and she loves nothing more than being with her.

The best day of my life was the day that I adopted my daughter,’ says Lisa, 41.

She’s the most amazing bundle of energy, love and beauty. All she wants to do is cook with me.

My perfect Sunday is making pancakes with her for breakfast, then, after dancing around to One Direction and Taylor Swift, we’ll go out for a walk and come home for a roast dinner.’

Lisa, who is divorced from Burn It co-star Chris Coghill, is now dating MasterChef host John Torode.

She won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010 and admits she found the experience scary.

The bravest thing I’ve ever done is probably Celebrity MasterChef,Lisa tells S Magazine.

That was terrifying. I didn’t think I was going to win for a minute.’

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