Thursday 26 April 2018

Tracey Piggot tips Aengus MacGrianna for Celebrity Masterchef win

Tracy Piggott who was axed from Masterchef with her fellow contestants
Tracy Piggott who was axed from Masterchef with her fellow contestants
Maia Dunphy, David Gillick, Gary Cooke, Yvonne Keating, Nick Munier, Dylan McGrath, Conor Pope, Tracy Piggott, Kamal Ibrahim and Aengus Mac Grianna
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

TV presenter Tracy Piggott got her not-so just deserts last night as she became the third contestant to be booted off Celebrity Masterchef.

It was a sweet and sugary special with contestants whipping up Chantilly cream and pretty puddings.

But Tracy said she was out of her depth from the get-go. “I knew desserts were going to be my downfall. We never really had desserts growing up in my house,” she said.

“Obviously dad was a jockey so he had to keep his weight down. So it wasn't my strong area. And I could never lay everything neatly.”

While other may criticise Tracy's decision to go for a Roquefort ice cream, she sticks by her choice.

 “It was different, but I've made it good few times and it's got agood reception. Although it canget a bit love-hate.”

The 48-year-old broadcaster says while she enjoyed taking part in the show, she is well aware of her culinary inabilities.

“I definitely won't be opening a restaurant any time soon,” she said

with a laugh.“To be honest I didn't think Iwould last as long as I did: as long as I wasn't the first out,

I was happy. And I made new friends.”

Tracy is a long-standing fan of the series.

“I loved being inside the Masterchef machine.

“Having watched the show for so many years, it was fascinating to see how things worked.”

And Tracy reckons Aengus MacGrianna  is the contestant to watch out for. “From day one, I thought Aengus would do well,” she said.

“He's very creative, highly organised and a lovely guy.

“He knows what he's doing with a saucepan.”

Despite getting kicked out so early, Tracy says she had a blast on the show. “It was great craic and there were no big egos.”

(The Herald)

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