My food test fear
LISA Maxwell turned down an earlier chance to do Celebrity MasterChef because she was too scared.
Bosses of the cookery show came calling when she played DI Sam Nixon on The Bill.
Lisa, 54, revealed: “I actually laughed when I heard I’d been asked.
“I thought they must have made a mistake. I said no, fearing I’d make myself look really silly.”
But things have moved on and Lisa, who has daughter Beau with husband Paul, said her home life had played a big part in her saying yes this time around.
She said: “I’m in my 50s now and I need to be able to cook a family meal without stressing everybody out.”
Lisa is in the fourth and final week of heats alongside AJ Pritchard, Jay Blades, Stella Parton and Clara Amfo.