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'MasterChef' final 20 lineup revealed

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John Torode and Gregg Wallace judge MasterChef

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John Torode and Gregg Wallace have selected their final 20 MasterChef contestants for the 2011 series.

In last night's second auditions show, the judges handed out nine more MasterChef aprons to the best cooks.

Mother-of-two Annie was the first contestant to get Gregg and John's approval after serving up a dish of sea bream, followed by 40-year-old Jackie, who impressed with a paneer shashlik.

Other success stories included recently-engaged Tom, who wowed with a saddle of hare, and current Miss Swansea, 23-year-old Alice, who made pan-fried duck, and 41-year-old Nicky who plated up boozy chocolate orange profiteroles with orange segments.

The final three to make it through automatically were Serena, who cooked herb-crusted lamb, Neil, who offered a mackerel dish and Annalisa, who got the nod for her entremeses.

Fiona ended up taking the 20th spot in the competition after being granted a second chance to impress the judges. Her final dish of tart au citron, white chocolate mousse and chocolate brownie earned her the last remaining apron.

All nine successful cooks will join the 11 winners in yesterday's auditions in the second stage of the competition.

MasterChef will continue next Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.

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