THE MasterChef competition is heating up – as the amateur chefs have been left battling it out for the prestigious cookery crown.
Knockouts week is upon us and PR girl Lorna Robertson Ahmed is one of the hopefuls looking to impress.
So who is Lorna and how has she fared in the competition so far?
Who is Lorna Robertson?
Northumberland lass Lorna has impressed MasterChef judges John and Gregg with her flair for cooking.
The foodie, who works for a PR firm, actually applied for the TV competition on a whim.
She told The Southern Reporter: “Food and cooking is what I’ve always loved.
“I saw they were looking for applicants and just thought I’d have a go and see what happened.”
How has Lorna fared in the competition so far?
Lorna has proven a strong candidate in the contest so far, with Gregg Wallace even commenting that her taste for flavours is “superb”.
After initially stunning with a faultless prawn linguine dish, she went on to impress three former MasterChef winners.
Peter Bayless, James Nathan and Mat Follas lapped up her venison carpaccio starter before gleefully gobbling down her roast grouse main.
The British public seem to be rooting for the bubbly contestant, as many have taken to social media to spur her on.
While some celebrated her getting through to knockouts week, one Twitter user admitted: “I want to cook with Lorna!”
When is MasterChef on TV?
It’s MasterChef knockout week and the show is on tonight (April 27) as 6 chefs get their first taste of a professional kitchen.
It’s also on this week for half an hour on Friday at 8.30pm.
What does the winner of MasterChef get?
The MasterChef winner gets a shiny trophy, but the main appeal is the prestige and exposure which the show brings.
Dozens of past finalists have gone on to open their own restaurants.
Thomasina Miers, the brains behind Wahaca, was crowned champion in 2005.
While 2011 winner Tim Anderson opened his first restaurant Nanban, in Brixton, south London, in 2015.
And Larkin Cen, a 2013 finalist, has a successful Asian restaurant, called Woky Ko, in Bristol.
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