MasterChef presenter John Torode assures fans he is OK after Boxing Day mishap

Presenter admits he is “very bruised” after incident when he "took a tumble while out riding"

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Masterchef’s John Torode has said he is “OK” after being hospitalised in London following an incident on Boxing Day.

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The 51-year-old chef and presenter tweeted today that he is now fine – and thanked hospital staff for the care they showed him:

Torode said that he “took a tumble while out riding” suggesting that his accident may have involved either a horse or some form of two-wheeled transport.

Yesterday his girlfriend Lisa Faulkner said Torode was left “very bruised” as a result of his mishap and shared a picture  (above) of him lying on a hospital bed.

The actress said that Torode had had a “lucky escape” after the incident which occurred while they were believed to be spending Christmas at London’s Claridges hotel.

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Torode was also well enough to tweet his condolences about the death of Carrie Fisher last night.