A Bessbrook chef has been chosen as a contestant on BBC’s ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ we can reveal.

Eamon Maginnis who worked in leading kitchens all over Newry and even once in the Carrickdale Hotel will appear on the programme showcasing his extraordinary talents.

Maginnis made a plate full of delight with his ‘fettuccini in light chicken jus and a side of potato slices’ or as we know it ‘super noodles and chips’.

We spoke with Mr Maginnis from Manchester where filming of Materchef is taking place at the BBC studios and he told us:

“I am very excited about getting through to the televised finals. My signature dish of super noodles and chips went down a treat, it shows you, all you have to do is give it a fancy name and it can fool anyone (LOL).”