MKR’s Colin Fassnidge may be at loggerheads with the contestants at the Instant Restaurants but the star chef admits he has another fight on his hands – the battle of the bulge.
‘I’m usually about 86kg, now I’m at 91kg,’ he says. ‘I went away with the family for two-and-a-half weeks and drank too much wine and ate too many burgers. My wife says I’m like Oprah, I go up and down!’
As well as hitting the gym, Colin admits that fellow judge Pete Evans has been giving him some Paleo diet tips.
‘Pete’s had a positive effect on me – I cut out soft drink, thanks to him,’ he admits. ‘I’d go to sushi, I’d have a can of Coke. I’d go to work and I’d have a can of Coke. But after speaking to Pete I cut it out.
‘I would never do Paleo because I like bread and dairy and red wine too much. But most of what Pete cooks I cook, and I think his diet is good for you.’