Cheryl Hole has struck back at critics and revelled in her loss on this week’s Celebrity MasterChef, describing her performance as a “disaster in a glass.”
The 29-year-old competed against popstar Jamelia, Wynne Evans of Go Compare, artist Locksmith, and model Sam Fox.
Her culinary talents, however, failed to satisfy judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode, with the former calling one of her sweets a “disaster.”
‘Sorry to see you go,’ Gregg told her, as Cheryl joked she ‘won’ and ran out of the room ‘crying’.
‘Just kidding,’ she laughed.
‘In all honesty, I am so blessed to be a part of this year’s MasterChef because it gave me an opportunity to test myself, even if it was just for a day,’ she added.
‘It’s been such a long day, and I’m sweating more than anything.’
She later took to Twitter to joke about her loss, saying: ‘Did someone say All Stars redemption?’
The remark alluded to her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
— Cheryl Hole (@CherylHoleQueen) August 16, 2023
The television personality, whose actual name is Luke Underwood-Bleach, appeared in the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019.
She advanced to week seven of the competition, finishing fourth and losing to first-place winner The Vivienne.
Cheryl, whose act is based on the former Girls Aloud singer, returned to the franchise last year and competed on the inaugural season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the World.
Her Tweet comes after she hit back at the trolls after vile comments.
‘Sitting here chuckling at all these replies of people getting angry for me cooking a bit of food,’ she wrote to the bigots, before immediately being inundated with support.
She later wrote: ‘All I will say is people clearly don’t understand the art form of drag and it’s celebration of women. Women shaped me into the person I am today either through music, their words of wisdom or support. In no way do we mock women at all, so to throw that argument at me is in vain.
‘People can continue to hurl abuse at me, liken my work to “woman face” but at the end of the day. This has all stemmed from me speaking up and using my platform on the hate that is directed to our community. And you’ve proved everyone right.
‘Please enjoy tonight’s episode. Remember it’s a light hearted entertainment cooking show. I’m not doing anything other than using a few pots and pans & an oven. I’ll see you all on the other side.’
Cheryl really emphasised how important LGBTQ+ presence on shows like Celebrity MasterChef is becoming, especially in light of the stabbing of two gay men outside a bar in Clapham last week.
‘I mean we’re in a day and age where I feel like the movement is going a bit backwards, there’s more hate crimes,’ she told BBC.
‘We’ve just had an attack on LGBTQ+ community in Clapham the other day.
‘I don’t understand what’s happening in the world and to have representation for our community, to have voices and stories heard, shows we are nothing to be feared.
‘We’re light, laughter and entertainment. We’re just here for a good time and to make sure everyone is looked after.’
She added: ‘We’re just individuals wanting to live our lives and doing no harm and causing no grievances to anybody, so I don’t understand why people take such an issue to us as a community.’
Celebrity MasterChef is available to watch on BBC iPlayer and continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One.
Source My Celebrity Life.