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Meet Christina

Christina Rahman

Meet Christina

Self-confessed terrible cook Christina has reluctantly accepted the fact that cooking isn’t her forte. Christina has been married for years and is a proud mother to nine children, her husband and kids aren’t fans of her cooking in the slightest.  Despite following step by step recipes or YouTube videos, everything she attempts to cook is a disaster.

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  1. I think your an amazing chef

    Posted: 16/08/2013 17:04:28 / Sharmila Rahman

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Meet Claire

Claire Evans

Meet Claire

Claire's unfortunate attempts to cook have always resulted in a culinary disaster and when it comes to having friends over to dinner – she will end up ordering a takeaway.  Her biggest kitchen disaster was when she tried to create a simple Victoria Sponge for her father’s birthday and ended up burning it in front of her entire family.

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Elaine Hurren

Elaine Hurren

Meet Elaine

Mum of three Elaine was nominated by her daughter Jess and wasn’t surprised that she’d been entered into the competition. A total mess in the kitchen, Elaine has so many kitchen disaster stories she couldn’t pick her worst one – but it might be washing a baking tray and attempting to cook roast potatoes that ended up tasting of washing up liquid.

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Your reviews

  1. Good for you Elaine - she's good at everything else - guess she can't be good at everything, When Elaine wins we'll all be round for tea.

    Posted: 13/07/2013 16:12:20 / Carol Clark

  2. If your food shines half as much as you do you'll definitely be the winner - love you Mum xx

    Posted: 18/07/2013 09:46:41 / Jess Ricketts

  3. Good luck Mumma! You can do it, your cooking skills can only really get better from here!! : ) Woop! xxx

    Posted: 19/07/2013 20:43:08 / Jamea Ricketts

  4. i wish you all the luck in the world in winning this contest. From what I hear your not too great in the kitchen..lol...i'm rootin for you..

    Posted: 25/07/2013 20:05:23 / Dee Olson

  5. Looking great can't wait to be invited for the dinner party :)

    Posted: 26/07/2013 21:42:00 / Annie callan

  6. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, have only just seen them all, I am really enjoying Week 5 challenge and have also used some of the skills leaned in earlier weeks to cook other items in the kitchen this week too - who would have thought it of me eh! Never too old to learn something new :)

    Posted: 11/08/2013 10:36:20 / Elaine Hurren

  7. Woohoo Mumma, knew you could do it! You have done so well and your cooking has changed so much! Look forward to trying some more recipes, love you xxx

    Posted: 27/08/2013 19:12:35 / Jamea Ricketts

  8. Congratulations Elaine on getting to last 6 - everything you have cooked so far looks delicious and obviously tastes good having Jacob's seal of approval.

    Posted: 30/08/2013 12:33:47 / Carol Clark

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Meet Holly

Holly Adams

Meet Holly

University student Holly has always been hopeless in the kitchen. Try as she may, she just can’t seem to master the art of cooking. From leaving a jacket potato in the oven for 12 hours to putting squirty cream in mashed potato, her kitchen disasters have been endless – and she now survives on a diet of instant noodles and soup.

>> See Holly's progress

Your reviews

  1. Good luck in the competition Holly....you can do it ! Xxx

    Posted: 12/08/2013 22:20:43 / Fleur Adams

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Meet Kate

Kate Woolley

Meet Kate

Kate, 27, is a doctor and a self-diagnosed Disaster Chef, in serious need of a prescription of cooking lessons. She loves to experiment in the kitchen but unfortunately her unique flavour combinations, which include cheese and chocolate on toast, have failed to woo the crowd. Kate who lives with her boyfriend, has in the past taken inspiration from TV chefs who magically create magnificent dishes, unfortunately though, the only thing she has ever managed to create in the kitchen is a gigantic mess.

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Your reviews

  1. Good luck Kate. Hopefully this will mean more dinner parties without the usual 'I tried to make this dish, but.....' comments x

    Posted: 26/07/2013 13:03:19 / Anita Mitra

  2. Wow! If your Kenwood and you are free at Xmas, I would like to book you both to help with lunch for 25. Or maybe I will asked Santa to bring me my own.

    Posted: 11/08/2013 07:32:54 / Debra Woolley

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Meet Joanna

Joanna Buckingham

Meet Joanna

Despite carefully following recipes, when cooking for herself and her husband, Joanna always seems to get something wrong. She is constantly putting things in the oven then realising she has missed out a vital ingredient, resulting in everything ending up inedible.

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Laura Hind

Laura Hind

Meet Laura

Kitchen calamity queen Laura can’t cook a meal without something going wrong, whether its burning it, giving her friends food poisoning or leaving her kitchen in a total mess, she just can’t get it right.

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Your reviews

  1. Im so pleased Laura is in this competition!as her boyfriend i have had to put up with her awefull cooking it will be great to have something nice for a change!

    Posted: 15/07/2013 21:59:38 / charlie carthew

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Meet Maria

Maria Catania

Meet Maria

Single mum Maria is desperate to make delicious, healthy meals for her five year old son but, despite her best efforts, just can’t seem to get it right. Attempts to cut corners and silly mistakes constantly lead to cooking disasters, meaning they often end up with fish and chips from the local chippie.

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Naomi Perks

Naomi Perks

Meet Naomi

Naomi is a design teacher at a secondary school which requires her to teach food technology. Naomi is such a bad cook that she is banned from teaching them anything other than fruit salad which doesn’t even qualify as cooking. Naomi would love to learn how to cook so she can pass on her culinary knowledge to her students.

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Your reviews

  1. good luck miss perks! :) x

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:51:45 / nia taylor

  2. go miss perks u rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Emily go 7np we rock we all hope u win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:52:37 / Emily Collins

  3. Good luck you can win this:) have fun ;)

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:54:20 / Thomas Stephens

  4. Come on Miss Perks! Let`s win this thing!! I want you to be my new food tech teacher next year soo come on win this thing! But atleast try your best! xx

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:54:52 / Jack Fowler

  5. go miss perks you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from rhys cullen

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:55:31 / rhys cullen

  6. good luck! hope you win!

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:56:29 / Ellie Barton

  7. good luck hope you get to the final and you enjoy yourself well done :)

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:56:42 / chloe wilson

  8. goodluck miss perks

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:56:51 / rob marsh

  9. whoop go miss perks

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:57:21 / emily collins

  10. good luck hope you win try your best XX

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:57:33 / Rebecca Woolvin

  11. good luck! hope you win!

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:57:36 / Ellie Barton

  12. good luck miss, hope you winnn!!!!!!x x

    Posted: 19/07/2013 08:58:46 / Amelia grace hodges

  13. My slice had more hair in it than Terry has got on his head! Good luck, Terry and the kids really, really need you to do your best lol

    Posted: 21/07/2013 15:56:37 / Gary Pugh

  14. Miss ur the best form tutor ever im sure u can win this xxxx good luck!!! 7NP we rock

    Posted: 21/07/2013 22:35:45 / Megan Crowley

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Nikki Holmes

Nikki Holmes

Meet Nikki

Food lover Nikki loves to host dinner parties at home, but instead of enjoying her food, friends and family end up mocking it. Nikki is desperate to learn how to whip up some tasty cuisine so she can avoid being ridiculed, setting her kitchen on fire or nearly losing a finger!

>> See Nikki's progress!

Your reviews

  1. Good luck Nikki!!! I'm sure after a few weeks you will be making beautiful dinners for your husband and baking Victoria Sponges that are edible and not having to be replaced by shop bought muffins!!!

    Posted: 21/07/2013 22:58:18 / Marie Chinn

  2. Good luck Nikki on the rest of the competition, I have seen you progress with your cooking skills these last few weeks, and can't believe the transformation in your cooking abilities now you have your new best friend the amazing Kenwood Chef. Your sales pitch has totally convinced me to only buy Kenwood products, and to be honest if half of them are even close to being as good as the Kenwood chef then I will be a very happy woman. After listening to all your friends who was at your house the other night I think you have sold to them as well. Your bread was perfection last week, accept for the too bulbs of garlic you put in them instead of too cloves, oh well. All the best hunnie x

    Posted: 08/08/2013 10:16:12 / Jayne Eby

  3. The upside plum cake was wow, moist and light, all in all a master piece. This is the first cake Nikki has made that has been anywhere near edible. Her cake making talents have been the butt of everyone's jokes since she started cooking. Well done Nikki you have surpassed yourself this week, with a little help from the silver beast. It's just so refreshing to have pots and pans that don't look like they have spent weeks down a coal mine. I have been trying to teach her to cook for years, and yet five weeks with you guys and hey presto. So hats off to you guys as well. I know she loves the challenges each week, and waiting time at the casulty department has gone down significantly since.

    Posted: 15/08/2013 12:45:11 / Jayne Eby

  4. Toad in the hole, needless to say Nikki wasn't entirely sure how this would turn out. All I can say about this weeks task is YUM YUM, my kind of dinner, I loved it, and with the help of the silver beast it again surpassed my own Toad in the hole which I have always rated as pretty good. I have over these past six weeks enjoyed every single thing that Nikki has cooked, don't know what to have this week now as Im cooking for myself :( Well done Nikki and thank you, and of course good luck.

    Posted: 22/08/2013 11:43:56 / Jayne Eby

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Rachael Gibson

Rachael Gibson

Meet Rachael

By day Rachael is busy saving the animal kingdom as a qualified veterinary nurse, by night she is a hopeless cook forced to heat up microwavable meals straight from the freezer. Despite her best efforts, 26 year old Rachael who lives with her boyfriend, has never been able to follow a simple recipe and ends up burning everything.

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Meet Stacey

Stacey McCoig

Meet Stacey

Accidental pyromaniac Stacey has set fire to half of her kitchen equipment due to her awful cooking ability. Whether it’s forgetting to add vital ingredients to dishes such as beef to a beef casserole or setting fire to tea towels, Stacey has lost almost all hope of ever being a chef or at least being able to cook without calling out the fire brigade.

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Meet Thomas

Thomas Jenkins

Meet Thomas

Wannabe master-chef Thomas Jenkins has tried several times to come up with a Michelin star dish but is deemed to fail. Thomas loves eating and thinks that because he can appreciate good food he should be able to cook, it but his cooking attempts, sadly, turn into burnt, inedible meals. Thomas’ girlfriend is a wonderful cook but even her culinary creativity is unable to save him – perhaps Kenwood can?

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Tristan Kirk

Tristan Kirk

Meet Tristan

Devoted husband and father of two, Tristan, has developed a notorious reputation for being a terrible cook and has even been banned from the kitchen, unless in case of emergency. His “kitchen dysfunctions” as described by his wife, have included meatloaf that was still raw in the middle, revolting pasta and his own self-proclaimed speciality; Yorkshire pudding filled with instant noodles.

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Your reviews

  1. I Vote for Tristan. Practice with playdo first mate.

    Posted: 10/07/2013 22:06:04 / Simon Moore

  2. Good luck- you never know we may come round for dinner after all ?!

    Posted: 18/07/2013 05:37:58 / Abi Clayton

  3. Good luck with the challenge Trish Maybe I will let you cook me that pizza again ,my kids are still using it as a frizzbe mate

    Posted: 19/07/2013 05:41:18 / Simon wilkinson

  4. Anyone who can dream up 'Pudding de Yorkshire avec les nouilles instantanées' (Yorkshire Pudding filled with instant Noodles) is either off his head OR a culinary genius.

    Posted: 17/08/2013 09:32:59 / MIKE CROWE

  5. Can't wait, super excited for the dinner party next time I'm home (sadly there are no plans to be home in near future).

    Posted: 21/08/2013 10:48:41 / Gaynor Lowe

  6. You just need some more practice (lots and lots more) I believe that would mean no cooking ever again for your lovely lady!!!! Tristan to win!!!

    Posted: 21/08/2013 15:29:26 / Rebecca booth

  7. Properly proud of you mate, although having the looks, and now a talent for cooking too, seems unfair. Still, good luck, I hope you win x

    Posted: 15/09/2013 15:11:03 / Liam Ball

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Zoe Campbell

Zoe Campbell

Meet Zoe

Busy mum of three, Zoe, has never been a whizz in the kitchen. The only dish she can make is tuna pasta bake, which has become a running family joke. Everything she cooks ends up burnt or inedible, leading to her often resort to chicken nuggets night after night.

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