Ian Thorpe’s cookbook past has been exposed on Celebrity Masterchef on Channel Ten.
The sporting legend suffered an embarrassing moment during the season premiere on Sunday night when the truth about his skills in the kitchen were exposed.
Australians know Ian Thorpe best as a five-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer and he has also written several cookbooks.
His first book, Cook For Your Life, was published in 2011 and a second, Eat Well Now, was published in 2016.
When he lined up with the other contestants in the premiere, he looked embarrassed when judge Jock Zonfrillo reveals that he has published a cookbook.
This prompted an immediate reaction from the contestants including former Offspring actor Matt Le Nevez, who signals a “time out” to the cameras, demanding to talk to the producers as a joke.
It makes Thrope one of the most qualified celebs competing this season but may face tough competition from Tilly Ramsay, the daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Gold Logie winner Rebecca Gibney, singer Dami Im, presenter Chrissie Swan, comedian Dilruk Jayasinha, professional football player Archie Thompson and AFL champion Nick Riewoldt are all also competing on the show.
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Written by Rekha Kulen