Celebrity Masterchef fans are left stunned by 'unrecognisable' actor
Celebrity Masterchef fans are left stunned by ‘unrecognisable’ actor… but can you guess who it is?
Celebrity Masterchef fans were left stunned by an ‘unrecognisable’ actor during Tuesday night’s episode.
The latest instalment of the celebrity heats saw five new celebrities battling it out to get through to the next round in a bid to be crowned the 2023 winner.
But viewers were left distracted by one of the contestants, taking to Twitter to share their surprise over his ‘unrecognisable’ appearance.
The actor is known for his role on Emmerdale and famously starred in a smash hit BBC series about Robin Hood in the 80s.
But can you guess who it is?
Stars: Celebrity Masterchef fans were left stunned by an ‘unrecognisable’ actor (left) during Tuesday night’s episode, but do you know who it is?
That’s right, it’s Michael Praed!
The actor looked worlds away from his days as Robin Hood in the 80s show Robin of Sherwood, where he was recognisable for his shoulder-length wispy brunette locks.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘I’ve never heard of any contestant in #CelebrityMasterchef, apart from Michael Praed, but wouldn’t have recognised him.’
Another said: ‘Are we absolutely sure that’s Michael Praed?,’ while a third added: ‘Just realised that’s Michael Praed on #celebritymasterchef – he looks really good!’
Other viewers shared a whole host of throwback snaps of Michael as Robin Hood as they commented on his very different hairstyle.
Michael also starred as Frank Clayton in Emmerdale for three years from 2016 until 2019, when he sacrificed himself to save his daughter Tracy (Amy Walsh).
And Michael reunited with his on-screen daughter in Tuesday’s episode of Celebrity Masterchef, as he competed against Emmerdale star Amy.
Of their connection, Gregg Wallace asked Michael: ‘You seem to know Amy?’
Different look: That’s right, it’s Michael Praed! The actor looked worlds away from his days as Robin Hood in the 80s show Robin of Sherwood
Soap star: Michael also starred as Frank Clayton in Emmerdale for three years from 2016 until 2019, when he sacrificed himself to save his daughter Tracy (Amy Walsh)
To which he replied: ‘I spent three genuinely cherished years on Emmerdale and I had the great distinction to be Amy’s dad.’
Gregg said: ‘So is there a healthy competitiveness between you and Amy?’
Prompting Michael to joke: ‘Hell yeah, I want to beat her bad’, to which John Torode quipped: ‘Right, that’s a nice thing to say to your daughter.’
Michael and Amy competed against Black Eyed Peas rapper Apl.de.Ap, Strictly’s Dianne Buswell and Love Island’s Luca Bish in the final round of the heats.
But it was dancer Dianne who was eliminated from the contest as the others advanced to the next round.
She said as she left: ‘I feel gutted to be the first to go home, eliminations get to me! but they get to me even though I am used to them!’
Elsewhere in the episode, Amy, 36, broke down in tears in an emotional moment as she told judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace why she decided to take part in the show.
While cooking up her first dish, Gregg strolled over to her and asked why she wanted to take on the challenge.
She immediately welled up and lost her words before telling him that after becoming a mother to her daughter Bonnie two years ago with fiancé Toby Alexander-Smith, she wanted to do something for herself.
Amy explained as she wiped away her tears: ‘I just wanted to do something for myself. I want to prove to myself I can do something good. I don’t know why I am getting emotional!
Exit: It was Dianne Buswell who was eliminated from Celebrity Masterchef on Tuesday as the others advanced to the next round
Tearful: Elsewhere in the episode, Amy, 36, broke down in tears in an emotional moment as she told judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace why she decided to take part in the show
All smiles: After making it through to the next round on Masterchef, Amy was seen looking effortlessly chic as she stepped out of BBC Breakfast Studios in Media City Salford
Good spirits: She was seen grinning as she posed with an Upsy Daisy statute from In The Night Garden
‘I think you just lose yourself and forget who you are a bit when you’ve been away from all that and then this opportunity came and I could have run a mile.
‘I have been so out of the work game, I am normally in a tracksuit in the play pen with my baby 90 per cent of the time eating baked potatoes because that’s easier!’
Later as she got great feedback for her fish and tomato dish Gregg told her: ‘You need to enjoy your cookery more and just believe in yourself!’
She then impressed again with her curry and lemon posset in the dinner party challenge.
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