Gareth Gates turns the Heat up
Celebrity Master Chef returns to our tv screens next month with Gareth Gates, Jamie Theakston, and several other well known celebrities.. Read on to find out more about it
Gareth Gates turns the Heat up
We have many varied cookery programmes on television every day, and I have to confess to not watching many of them. When I was a child, my mother did all the cooking, and my father never set foot in the kitchen unless it was to enquire when dinner would be ready. Mum, with her pinny on dutifully slaved over a hot stove , in those days women believed that man must have a dinner inside every day him to survive. Everything she cooked was incredibly delicious, her Victoria sponges were second to none, but the hours she spent in there would not happen nowadays now that we live in the age of convenience foods .
Once man discovered the kitchen, everything changed. They found they were actually very good at cooking, in fact in some cases, they were better than women. I am trying to be careful here, and not upset either sex. In the case of a young mother, who is busy with the demands that children bring, what could be nicer than having a meal cooked by her dearly beloved?
Many women try to combine a busy working life with running their home, raisng their children, and anything else life flings at them, so in their defence, I will say no wonder they resort to convenience foods at times.
Gone are the days when men would come in from work, and sit down and do nothing. Modern man can change nappies, and do anything that we do around the house, especially if we smile and ask him nicely , because he is probably as tired as we are.
I love men in pinnies
When I heard that Gareth Gates was appearing in Master Chef, along with a lot of other celebrities, including Jamie Theakston, I was immediately drawn to the programme. Gareth is very versatile, over the past 10 years he has wowed me with his beautiful singing voice, both as a Pop Star, and in Musical theatre.
In 2008 I saw him in sequins and lycra performing on Dancing on Ice. I found him so easy on the eye, and full of grace, no wonder he reached the semi finals because the public obviously agreed with me.
Now the thought of seeing him in a pinny cooking up a storm (in more ways than one) will be something worth waiting to see. ITV always make sure they have the very charismatic Gino Di Campo on every day, showing viewers how to cook, so I am sure I am not alone in looking forward to seeing just what a storm Gareth can cook up!
I don't think the men have anything to complain about. My dearly beloved is still entranced by Delia Smith, and as for Nigella Lawson, well she gives him hot flushes!
I think Harry Hill likes her too, as clips of her feature regularly on his show TV burp.
A little about Master Chef.
Master Chef has Gregg Wallace and John Torode as the main anchor men, and I understand it will be on next month for a period of 6 weeks, going out at the early evening time of 6.30pm. The celebrities are expected to cook under pressure, and produce meals for other people, including previous winners of the programme.
The time has been changed after many protests from viewers, as the last programme was not at a time to suit many, and the viewing figures dropped to reflect this. it is expected that the new time will attract many more people, and knowing what a large fan base Gareth has, I am sure that will help as well.
Watching this programme will be a new experience for me. I have no idea how it works, but I have heard that the contestants are put under a lot of pressure, and sometimes strong words are spoken. I admire anyone who puts themself forward for something like this, and particularly Gareth, who is demonstrating once more to his fans, that his talents are as varied as I am sure his menus will be.
Good luck to all of you brave contestants, and Gareth, I am sure you will go a long way.
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