Lisa Snowdon breaks down as she is named WINNER of Celebrity MasterChef 2022

‘I feel like this isn’t real!’ Emotional Lisa Snowdon breaks down as she is named WINNER of Celebrity MasterChef 2022 after impressing judges with her pan fried duck breast

Lisa Snowdon has been crowned Celebrity MasterChef 2022 champion.

The model and presenter, 50, fought off stiff competition against singers Melanie Blatt and Danny Jones in Thursday’s grand final thanks to her impressive menu which featured pan fried duck. 

Breaking down in tears after judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace declared her the winner, Lisa remarked: ‘I feel like this isn’t real!’

Congratulations! Lisa Snowdon has been crowned Celebrity MasterChef 2022 champion

Congratulations! Lisa Snowdon has been crowned Celebrity MasterChef 2022 champion

The nail-biting final saw Lisa tasked with creating a mouth-watering three-course meal in just three hours and the This Morning star certainly stepped up to the plate.

The beauty presented the judges with a starter of poached rhubarb and pan-fried mackerel, followed my her main course of duck breast with mushrooms and cavolo nero.

Finishing things off, her dessert consisted of a chocolate tart served with crème fraiche and sour cherries. 

Stunned: Breaking down in tears after judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace declared her the winner, Lisa remarked: 'I feel like this isn¿t real!'

Stunned: Breaking down in tears after judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace declared her the winner, Lisa remarked: ‘I feel like this isn’t real!’

Close: The model and presenter, 50, fought off stiff competition against singers Melanie Blatt (R) and Danny Jones (L) in Thursday's grand final thanks to her impressive menu

Close: The model and presenter, 50, fought off stiff competition against singers Melanie Blatt (R) and Danny Jones (L) in Thursday’s grand final thanks to her impressive menu

Commenting on her main, Gregg declared that it was a ‘glorious dish’ and hailed her ‘inspired’ sauce, while John gushed that every element was ‘beautiful’.

Speaking after the duo crowned her the winner over All Saints’ Mel, 47, and McFly’s Danny, 36, Lisa said: ‘I’m honestly so blown away.

‘It’s such a life-changing experience. I feel like this isn’t real!’

Top chef: The nail-biting final saw Lisa tasked with creating a mouth-watering three-course meal in just three hours and the This Morning star certainly stepped up to the plate

Top chef: The nail-biting final saw Lisa tasked with creating a mouth-watering three-course meal in just three hours and the This Morning star certainly stepped up to the plate

Yum: The beauty presented the judges with a starter of poached rhubarb and pan-fried mackerel, followed my her main course of duck breast with mushrooms and cavolo nero

Yum: The beauty presented the judges with a starter of poached rhubarb and pan-fried mackerel, followed my her main course of duck breast with mushrooms and cavolo nero 

Loved it: Commenting on her main, Gregg declared that it was a ‘glorious dish’ and hailed her ‘inspired’ sauce, while John gushed that every element was ‘beautiful’

Struggling to fight back the tears, she added: ‘I just can’t believe it. I couldn’t have wanted to win something that meant more to me than this.’ 

Lisa continued: ‘I can’t wait to tell my mum, my dad and my nephew. I am on cloud nine. I love it… I LOVE IT!’ 

Speaking after Lisa’s win, John, 57, said: ‘Lisa throughout this competition has taken the everyday and elevated it into something special.

Crunch time: The finalist gathered as John and Gregg declared the winner

Crunch time: The finalist gathered as John and Gregg declared the winner

You did it! The model enjoyed a toast with the judges after winning he 2022 series

You did it! The model enjoyed a toast with the judges after winning he 2022 series

‘This final she dared to do something that was going to be a gamble, and the gamble paid off. Her food is fantastic.’

While Gregg, also 57, added: ‘ Faint heart never lifts a MasterChef title and that is why Lisa is our Celebrity MasterChef champion.’

Twenty contestants were whittled down to three over six weeks of cookery challenges and eliminations. 

This year’s cohort of famous names also included former boxing champion Chris Eubank, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, former pro-footballer Jimmy Bullard and actor Ryan Thomas. 

Thrilled: Speaking after the duo crowned her the winner over All Saints’ Mel, 47, and McFly’s Danny, 36, Lisa said: ‘I’m honestly so blown away’

Emotional: Struggling to fight back the tears, she added: 'I just can¿t believe it. I couldn¿t have wanted to win something that meant more to me than this'

Emotional: Struggling to fight back the tears, she added: ‘I just can’t believe it. I couldn’t have wanted to win something that meant more to me than this’

Excited: Lisa continued: 'I can¿t wait to tell my mum, my dad and my nephew. I am on cloud nine. I love it... I LOVE IT!'

Excited: Lisa continued: ‘I can’t wait to tell my mum, my dad and my nephew. I am on cloud nine. I love it… I LOVE IT!’

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