MASTERCHEF: The Professionals judge and celebrity chef Monica Galetti has had a glittering career.
The all-star chef returned for another series of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2017, and is now presenting Amazing Hotels – here’s her story.
BBC Monica also works as the UK tourism ambassador for her home country
Where is Monica Galetti from?
Monica was born in Samoa in the South Pacific, where she was raised by her aunts until she was eight-years-old.
She then moved to Wellington, New Zealand, where she lived with her parents and five siblings.
The television chef is still loyal to her roots, as she currently serves Samoa as the UK Tourism Ambassador.
Mum-of-one Monica is married to French wine expert David Galetti, who was the Head Sommelier at Le Gavroche – one of London’s leading restaurants.
BBC Monica worked her way up from one of the lowest-rank chef jobs at a two Michelin-starred restaurant to where she is today
How did Monica Galetti’s career begin?
The experienced chef began her training at the Central Institute of Technology, Wellington, in the early 1990s.
When she was finished with her studies, she landed her first proper cooking job at a nearby restaurant, Timothy’s.
Her cooking impressed the owner so much that she was sent to cooking competitions across the world, including Europe.
This was perhaps what inspired her to start looking for a job in London, where she punted her CV to some of the top restaurants.
Getty Images – WireImage Following over a decade at La Gavroche, Monica is planning on opening her own restaurant
How did Monica Galetti become famous?
Her qualifications must’ve impressed Michel Roux Jr, who gave her a junior role as first commis chef at his two-star Michelin restaurant, Le Gavroche.
Since working at the fine dining establishment since 1999, she’s worked her way up to senior sous chef, a position she maintained until 2015.
Impressively, she was the first woman to land a senior role in the kitchens of the restaurant.
She is one of the judges on popular BBC cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals
Where else may you know Monica Galetti from?
Although the chef has made many television appearances, her most notable has got to be her work on MasterChef: The Professionals.
Since 2009, the harsh but fair critic has put chefs through their paces on the TV cooking contest, where she hosts alongside Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace.
Monica has also featured on documentary Food and Drink in 2013 and the Great British Food Revival in 2012.
In the same year, she released her own book, Monica’s Kitchen, which was released by Quadrille Publishing.
Monica also co-hosts Amazing Hotels with Giles Coren.
Prison Break Star Dushon Monique Brown Dead Aged 49 After ‘suffering Apparent Heart Attack’
PRISON Break star DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack, it’s reported.
The actress reportedly admitted herself to hospital earlier this week after suffering chest pains but died days after being sent home.
Getty – Contributor DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack
Brown is understood to have taken a turn for the worse on Friday and passed away of after a “cardiac episode”, according to TMZ.
A spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner’s office told the Chicago Tribune she passed away at St James Olympia Field Hospital in Chicago on Friday.
The mum-of-one’s exact cause of death was not disclosed, the newspaper reports.
Brown is best known for her most recent role as Connie in NBC’s Chicago Fire, as well as starring as Nurse Katie Welch in Prison Break from 2005 to 2007.
Rex Features The star admitted herself to hospital earlier this week before being discharged
Dick Wolf, executive producer of Chicago Fire, paid tribute to the star on behalf of the cast and crew.
He said in a statement: “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”
She most recently appeared on UK television on Monday when she featured in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode Kill All Others.
Brown also had guest roles on the US version of Shameless and Kelsey Grammer’s political thriller Boss.
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Lord Sugar Shares Stomach-churning Video Of Him Getting Fluid Removed From His Knee – But Piers Morgan Wants To Know Why His Legs Are So Smooth
ALAN Sugar posted a stomach churning video of fluid being removed from his knee today, but Piers Morgan was more interested in his super smooth legs.
The GMB host commented above the video of Alan’s painful looking procedure: “Oh my God – you wax your legs.”
Alan Sugar posted a stomach- churning video of fluid being removed from his knee after a tennis injury
Fans were quick to comment on The Apprentice boss’s silky pins.
One wrote: “Do you wax or shave Lord Sugar (perhaps you sugar?!”
Another commented: “Do you shave your legs?”
A third chimed in: “@Lord_Sugar is there any particular reason why your leg looks like something out of a Venus ad.”
Rex Features Alan Sugar suffered the painful injury playing tennis
Other fans were more sympathetic at the painful looking injury which happened during a tennis match.
Alan tweeted: “Never had a problem with my knees after 50 years playing tennis.
“Until my friend Ivor Spiro did a drop shot.
“This is the result. Can I sue? I got the shot then he lobbed me.”
Rex Features Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar are old frenemies
Coleen And Wayne Rooney Look Closer Than Ever As They Enjoy A Rare Night Out Following Footballer’s Drink-drive Scandal
COLEEN and Wayne Rooney continued to put on a united front as they enjoyed a rare night out.
The couple, who recently became parents for a fourth time, attended an event together in Cheshire and happily posed for a selfie with fans.
Flynet Pictures Coleen and Wayne Rooney posed for a selfie with fans on a night out
Looking happy and glowing, Coleen flashed a huge smile outside the Opulent travel services launch at Victors in Hale.
Wayne can be seen posing behind her, showing they are happier than ever following his drink drive scandal.
Coleen publicly spoke out about her decision to stay with her footballer husband after he was pulled over by police while driving with party girl Laura Simpson.
She told fans at the time: “I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.
Instagram Coleen and her baby Cass
Wayne proudly posing with his four boys
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