How surprised were you to get the axe this week?
"I was shocked. The previous week they had been very lenient with people going through with things like soups and fritters. I thought there was no screw-up with my dish, it was just not to their taste. To go home was a real 'wow' and I was really upset, but I tried not to show it on the programme. I was gutted."
Did you think you had more to give?
"Oh definitely. You try to treat every week as your last. You try to crack out your best recipes and think of the most complex cooking routines. You want to try and impress John & Gregg, which is natural, but sometimes you don't know how soon to show off a certain technique. Last week, I think I proved that I had plenty of skills and I thought that would bide me more time. That's why I was quite shocked to go because I had plenty more to show them."
When you entered the competition how far did you think you would go?
"I was more confident before the programme started because I think the previous series... I don't think the competition was as tough as it was this time. I think everyone was good, but I don't think they were as good as this year's. This year is a particularly high standard. So as the series progressed I knew it was going to be tough, but at the same time I was learning new techniques and skills and I was growing in confidence."
How difficult was this week's fine dining challenge?
"It wasn't a very hard challenge actually because we weren't taken out of our normal environment. We had to submit our menus and I was just thinking of something that was fairly delicate and fine dining. I looked around the room and saw some people taking the same slant as me, James was making a cake with sorbet, so I thought I was pretty safe. My three little deserts, I thought they were very classy little things, but obviously the judges didn't think that!"
Where do you think it went wrong for you?
"I don't know to be honest. I think they have their niches to fill in the competition. They want people from different backgrounds, and food backgrounds particularly. Tim does the wacky stuff, Tom is the offal king, James is bringing something completely different and I don't think I was really exciting enough."
What do you want to do now with your cooking career?
"I'd love to carry on somewhere in TV with cooking because I loved the filming process and all of that. But I don't know, I can't say really, it depends what gets given to me. I don't think I can open a restaurant just yet, because they're not doing too well in Swansea at the moment and I have a small child. The restaurant thing is on hold at the moment until I sort that out."
What are John and Gregg like to hang out with?
"We didn't get to spend a lot of time with them. From what I saw Gregg is the comedian, constantly cracking the jokes. He's a bit of a stand-up and has all the funny one-liners. John is sterner than him and he's a bit of a closed book. You can't tell what he's thinking. They are both lovely guys though and I wouldn't say anything against them."
Who is your tip to win the competition?
"I think I have a top four planned out in my head. I think Jackie will go all the way because she represents Middle Eastern food, I think Sara will go all the way because she represents Italian, Tim because he is kooky, and Tom the offal king - I genuinely think he will do really well."
And finally... why have there been so many tears on this year's show?
"It was very emotional and I think the emotions were heightened because we were waiting around so much during filming for decision making. So you sat around worrying and working yourself up. Everyone's emotions are heightened when you are in that state."
MasterChef continues next Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.
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