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Katie Price sailed through to the Celebrity MasterChef semifinals by showing off her culinary skills.

The 43 year old star impressed the judges in all three rounds of the competition, getting herself to the next stage alongside Dion Dublin and Joe Swash.

Katie’s first test involved trying to identify tropical fruits in a mystery dish before making a corn fritter, a poached egg and smashed avocado for the judges, John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

She was then asked to put together a dish using one of guest chef Sabrina Gidda’s own recipes, with the cook praising Katie after she served up the meal.

She told her: “You should be so proud of that, because it’s really excellent.”

John Torode and Gregg Wallace agreed, branding the dish “fantastic” in their own reviews.

Katie’s final dish failed to live up to the expectations but the judges allowed her to stay in the competition thanks to the strength of her earlier offerings.

The mother of five was overjoyed to be moving into the quarter finals, stating: “I am so happy and it’s an achievement, so pat on the back for Pricey!”

While Katie was successful in the competition, Coronation Street star Melissa Johns failed to impress.

She said in her exit interview: “I will look back on my MasterChef experience with a huge smile on my face.

“I’ve had the best time, and it was my time to go.”

Katie, Dion and Joe will be judged by Vicky Pattinson, John Partridge and Sophie Thompson in the next round, as they launch their bids to make it through to the semi finals.

Joe’s partner Stacey Solomon recently shared how proud she is of Joe for his appearance on the show, saying on Instagram that she has the “biggest smile” on her face when watching him on the programme.

She said: “Boys are asleep and we are watching Joe Joe on his first day of Masterchef.

"This is why he's been away from home so much recently… I have the biggest smile on my face I'm sooooooo proud. He put everything into this and I've been so excited to watch him.

"Even if Deep down I'm sitting here thinking 'why the hell has he never cooked like this at home for the last 6 years?'"

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