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Exclusive: Lisa Faulkner on husband John Torode: Marriage, bickering on set & more

Lisa Faulkner is just as you'd imagine. Approachable, composed and always handy with a kitchen hack up her sleeve - no doubt thanks to her regular appearances on our TV screens on Saturday mornings. MORE: Celebrity MasterChef star John Torode's house with wife Lisa Faulkner has the perfect chef's kitchenShe instantly exudes warmth – one of her beloved characteristics that has licensed the popularity of her show John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen - which she hosts with husband and MasterChef star John Torode. Lisa has partnered with Ocado Having recently joined forces with Ocado to promote affordable and sustainable approaches to cooking for the family, Lisa is busy as ever.
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