Gemma Collins left Judge Gregg Wallace stunned as she accidentally served chilies in her holiday cake instead of cranberries during Thursday’s Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off.
During the episode, the 40-year-old TOWIE star was joined by fellow stars Joe Swash, Les Dennis, Mica Paris and Reverend Richard Coles in the kitchen as they battled to win the Golden Whisk.
For the first challenge, Gemma had to make a Christmas sticky fig pudding and admitted she had never tasted the dessert before.
He said, “To be honest, all cooking at Christmas … I don’t, you know what I mean, we usually go to a hotel or have someone do it!”
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Gemma decided to give the recipe a shake by sprinkling it with chillies and limes, but the reality star accidentally put in too many ingredients after mistaking them for cranberries.
When she served her Christmas sticky fig pudding to Gregg and John Torode, Gemma had also prepared a fiery shot to go with it.
After draining it, Gemma told Gregg: “Now you can cleanse your palate with lime!” to which he joked: “Clean your palate? Clean the bathroom tiles too!”
And before rolling up the Christmas pudding, Gregg asked, “Did you put the chillies in here too?” to which she insisted: “No, they are cranberries.”
Gregg was soon stunned when he slipped on one and exclaimed, “Ah! It’s a chili!”
At which a giggling Gemma confessed: “Maybe that brandy got me!”
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During the feedback, the two judges praised his brandy butterscotch sauce, although Gregg added: “The red pepper you thought was cranberry is a little too much!”
However, despite impressing with her cooking skills on the show, it was Richard who was crowned the winner as Judi Love won the first episode of Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off on Tuesday night.
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Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off is available for viewing on BBC iPlayer.