MasterChef 2013 champion Natalie Coleman returned to the show last night as a guest judge and her “no frills” critique of the contestants’ efforts in the kitchen went down well with viewers.
Coleman, who has just been named an Ambassador for The Central Street Cookery School, sat alongside last year’s winner Ping Coombes and the show’s first champion Thomasina Miers. They tucked into everything from a (rather sparse) roast dinner to a boozy layer cake as another batch of chefs battled for a place in the quarter-finals.
While Thomasina found the best pudding she’d eaten all year in Sarah’s pumpkin pain perdu and Ping struggled to find a word other than “sexy” to describe Pete’s heaving Asian-inspired dish, it was Natalie’s fuss-free thoughts on the grub that caught people’s attention.
Certainly creamed spinach will be unused to such a warm reception, with the former champ describing it as “banging”:
I absolutely LOVE Natalie being back on #MasterChef as a critic – she's amazing!! Got time for anyone who describes food as 'banging'!