Who is MasterChef’s Irini Tzortzoglou? Finalist from Greece and former banker


MASTERCHEF has reached it’s final and with it comes Irini Tzortzoglou.

We take a look at the budding chef’s life and career so far.

Irini Tzortzoglou is a MasterChef star

Who is Irini Tzortzoglou?

Irini, 60, is an amateur cook who is originally from the Greek island of Crete.

She formerly worked as a banker until she was 50.

She now lives in Cumbria and previously studied at Kingston University in London.

Irini impressed the judges with her special take on Bangers and Mash

What has happened to Irini on MasterChef?

Throughout the series Irini has impressed the judges with her ambitious cooking in the kitchen.

This has included her creative take on Bangers and Mash and her scrumptious fish and chips.

In the run-up to the semi-final she suffered a disaster with her puddings, but quickly regained her composure to win a place in the final.

Speaking about her time so far on the show she said that the competition brought up “personal issues” for her, such as her “inability to accept praise”.

The MasterChef finalists – Irini (far right) with Delia and Jilly

What time is MasterChef 2019 final on BBC One?

The series final of MasterChef is TONIGHT (March 29, 2019).

You can catch it on BBC One at 9pm.

After returning to our screens for series 15 on February 11, the wait is over and we’ll finally discover who this year’s “Master chef” is.

And as per the regular episode, the final will last an hour.



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