I have put this under the ‘Laugh often’ section as the MasterChef process was really one of the best things I have ever experienced, great fun and ultimately it has changed my life.

From Loyd through to some of my judges – John Prescott, Shaun Hill, Anton Edelman – everybody was so kind and the crew made sure any nerves were soon dispersed.

Can’t really believe it’s 20 years ago now, as it seems like yesterday, but I still feel really proud of my acheivement and thought this article showing what everybody has gone on to do was a good read.

http://Www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/masterchef-winners-now/1997-julie-friend/