CELEBRITY MasterChef’s Baga Chipz insists John Torode and Gregg Wallace “gave her the eye” and there was “loads of sexual tension” in the kitchen.
The drag queen – who was a runner up on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK last year – is attempting to impress the judges on tonight’s episode of the BBC cooking show.
But there was extra pressure on Baga – as she exclusively told The Sun that John and Gregg had a very special glint in their eyes.
The drag queen told us: “I’m not being funny, the sexual tension I was getting from the judges.
“They won’t admit it, but they’re only human and they’re warm blooded males. I could see them giving me the eye as I got my frying pan out.
“And I’m sure they’re both married and happy and stuff but one night with Baga and your life changes, it really does!”
John Torode and Gregg are both happily married. John tied the knot to Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Falkner in 2019, whereas Gregg married former caterer Anne-Marie Sterpini in 2016.
However, there’s even less chance for a behind-the-scenes romance – as Baga says she’s given up sex.
She said: “I took a vow of celibacy. I’m going to concentrate on my career,” before adding: “On the gay scene, it’s always sex, sex, sex. But I’d rather a pot noodle and watch Coronation Street.”
Baga will try to out-cook actor Phil Daniels, hockey player Sam Quek, conductor Karen Gibson and TV presenter Dominic Littlewood on Wednesday night’s episode for a place in the semi-finals.
But the star – who became a viral hit with her catchphrase ‘Much Betta’ on the BBC drag competition – doesn’t have much faith in her cooking abilities.
In fact, Baga’s bad language vastly reduced her appearance from the show as bosses were forced to cut her expletives.
She continues: “Oh my god. They must have edited 90% of me because I was burning myself and nearly bloody set the kitchen on fire.
“I was like f***, s***, ouch, ouch. Oh my god, it was really hard, give me a microphone any day… I was two seconds away from running out and having a cigarette.”
For those who don’t know Baga, she hopes the thing audiences pick up on is her “elegance”.
The star continues: “Because I’m known in the public eye for my class and my elegance, I was just saying to some woman I am the closest thing since Diana. I am classy, elegant, demure.
“We both had similar lives as well. Been in the public eye, the charity work too – I’ve been to a lot of charity shops. I’ve already got an MBE, Princess Margaret sorted that out for me.”
Last week, Loose Women panellist Judi Love, The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner, Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, ex footballer John Barnes and Death In Paradise actor Shyko Amos went head-to-head in the kitchen.
After three rounds of heats, Judi and Thomas made it through to the semi-finals.
Celebrity MasterChef is on BBC One at 9pm, Wednesday to Friday.