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First blind Celebrity MasterChef contestant praised by judges

28 days ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Amar Latif's cooking was praised by the Celebrity MasterChef judges as he became the first blind contestant to appear on the TV programme.
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Blind Celebrity MasterChef contestant Amar Latif hailed an ‘inspiration' as he sails through competition

Blind Celebrity MasterChef contestant Amar Latif hailed an ‘inspiration' as he sails through competition

28 days ago   |   By Metro

Amar Latif is competing on Celebrity MasterChef tonight
Celebrity MasterChef's first-ever blind contestant Amar Latif has been hailed an ‘inspiration' by fans after competing on the show.
The travel reporter not only impressed audiences at home with his culinary skills but judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace too, and sailed through to the next round.
After cooking a ‘really tasty' tomato chicken and spaghetti dish for the panelists, he showcased his talents for paying customers at Mortimer House Kitchen in a busy lunchtime service.
He then returned to the kitchen and made a bass on a...
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Amar Latif reveals he turned down Celebrity MasterChef previously: “Tell them I'm blind and I can't cook!”

Amar Latif reveals he turned down Celebrity MasterChef previously: “Tell them I'm blind and I can't cook!”

28 days ago   |   By Radio Times

History will be made tonight on BBC's Celebrity MasterChef, as TV presenter Amar Latif enters the famous kitchen as the first ever blind contestant on the show.
However this very powerful moment may never have happened, because Amar initially turned down the offer.
Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com , the TV star - who has a genetic condition called “retinas pigmentosa” which caused him to lose 95 per cent of his sight at 18 - revealed he said no when asked for another season.
“Last year they had said to my agent, ‘Would Amar like to go on MasterChef?'I was with my friend at the time...
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Celebrity MasterChef's first ever blind contestant Amar Latif doesn't want to be thought of as ‘box-ticking exercise' by viewers

Celebrity MasterChef's first ever blind contestant Amar Latif doesn't want to be thought of as ‘box-ticking exercise' by viewers

28 days ago   |   By Metro

The star joked that it was he wanted to prove people wrong
Celebrity MasterChef's Amar Latif became a groundbreaker by signing up to the show, as the UK's first ever blind contestant.
Initially turning the show down, the 45-year-old TV presenter admits it's one of the greatest challenges he's taken on in his career - and hopes to dispel viewers who think he's only on the show as a ‘box-ticking exercise'.
Losing his sight almost completely by the time he was 18, Amar has learned to adjust and still live his best life, especially when people told him he couldn't do it.
Speaking to...
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