Actress wants to feel proud in the final

Sophie Thompson loves making John Torode and Gregg Wallace happy on Celebrity MasterChef.

The actress, who has reached the final of the cooking competition, has done lots of preparation in the hope of pleasing the judges.

‘I want to make sure I go out on something I feel proud of,’ says Sophie, 52.

‘We have all become addicted to John and Gregg‘s approval! It’s such a brilliant journey that you don’t want to miss the end.

‘Preparing for the final has been about practising the recipes I had chosen.

‘I’ve spent hours getting all the elements exactly right, timing myself and practising how it looks on the plate.’

Sophie‘s certainly grown in confidence after doubting how she’d do on the programme beforehand.

‘I always loved watching the show and my sons said to me, “Ma, you should do this,”‘ the former EastEnders star tells The Sun.

‘I initially thought, “Don’t be daft.” But then I thought, “Ooh, actually I’d love to have a go.”

‘The boys were brilliant. They were my official tasters. I think we all hope we have a chance of winning. You have to hope.’

Sophie Thompson competes in the Celebrity MasterChef final tonight at 8.30pm on BBC One.

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