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Now we know why Simon Cowell always looks so grumpy. He’s probably just tasted some of Sinitta’s cooking. One of the delicacies served up by the Eighties popstrel was a scooped-out aubergine filled with raw mince and, well, the raw aubergine that she’d just removed. Judge Gregg Wallace, a man who doesn’t scare easily, described the creation as “terrifying”. 

Cowell’s X Factor sidekick – once his girlfriend, now his shadow – was one of the first five contestants to brave the new series of Celebrity MasterChef (BBC One), a show which is increasingly risking a visit from the Trading Standards Office over the first word of its title. Sinitta was joined in this opening episode by such household names as Alexis Conran, Marcus Butler and Donna Air. 

Apparently they’re a “TV hustler”, a “Vlogger” and an “actress, model and presenter” respectively. When your star signing is Sinitta, you know you’re in trouble. 

I ended up Googling Air (Donna, not the substance). It turns out that she’s the former girlfriend of James Middleton, the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, but, far more interestingly, has a daughter with conservationist Damian Aspinall. When the couple broke up, they “placed their child in the care of a gorilla, in a ritual Aspinall’s older children had already taken part in”. I’d like to see a TV programme about this instead, frankly. 

Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/06/22/a-raw-deal-for-celebrity-masterchefs-star-signing-sinitta---revi/

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