March 27, 2023

Famous person MasterChef Whips Up Joey Essex And Neil Ruddock's Hilariously Big Meatballs

Famous person MasterChef Whips Up Joey Essex And Neil Ruddock’s Hilariously Big Meatballs

On tonight’s Celebrity MasterChef, we were down to the final four with Neil Ruddock, Oti Mabuse, Zandra Rhodes and Joey Essex all competing to be crowned this year’s winner.

For their first task, the celebrities were split into two teams, with Neil and Joey partnering to take on Zandra and Oti.

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Celebrity MasterChef whips up Joey Essex and Neil Ruddock’s hilariously big meatballs

About MasterChef
MasterChef is a competitive cooking show television format created by Franc Roddam, which originated with the UK version in July 1990. The format was revived and updated for the BBC in February 2005 by executive producers Roddam and John Silver with series producer Karen Ross.
The revived format is sold internationally by production company, Endemol Shine Group. Its first international adaptation was MasterChef Australia, which began in 2009.

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Each team was tasked with cooking two portions of a dish which had to look and taste exactly the same. The catch was that the partners were separated by a wall and couldn’t see what the other was doing, but they could talk to each other.

Celebrity MasterChef whips up Joey Essex and Neil Ruddock’s hilariously big meatballs

Neil and Joey had to make French toast (aka eggy bread) which was stuffed with crab and spinach and served with Maple Leaf bacon. Zandra and Oti had to make poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and smoked trout on a crumpet.

While both teams struggled, it was Joey who had the most issues as he couldn’t get the hang of the eggy bread.

Next, the contestants were tasked with their first mass catering challenge at London Zoo.

Still in their teams, they had to cook for 120 guests (60 each) using fresh ingredients and their own recipes, making both a meat and a vegetarian main and a dessert.

Joey and Neil went with cheese meatballs in a tomato sauce with pasta for their meat dish and a Thai vegetarian curry, while Oti and Zandra aimed for spicy roast chicken thighs with couscous and a lentil casserole.

But when the food was dished out, all anyone could talk about were Neil and Joey’s hilariously massive meatballs.


The dish proved popular with the zoo staff, with one worker commenting: “I’ve never eaten anything that big in my life,” while John Torode declared: “They are like asteroids.”

And viewers couldn’t get over the size of them either.

In the end, both teams managed to impress the judges, with the girls getting praise for their flavours and the boys being commended for a making popular, tasty dish.

Next time, the four will compete for a place in the semi-final.

Celebrity MasterChef continues Friday night (September 6) at 9pm on BBC One.

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