PS: On the topic of your loved ones, my friend, who doesn’t watch MasterChef usually, said to me, “I’m in tears watching this finale because of Billie’s dad!”
Billie: Yeah! Oh my God, people keep saying that! He was quite emotional, and he’s not usually someone who gets like that, so it really tugged at the heartstrings when he came in, and seeing him cry and get emotional was just strange, but really beautiful.
PS: What was it like cooking for your family after months of not seeing them?
Billie: Oh, I guess it was a bit of a mixed feeling doing that, because I was so happy to see them, and all I wanted to do was sit down and talk to them, but then you’re thrown into the challenge and you’ve got to cook something for them. Sometimes they are your biggest critics, but in a good way. It was actually one of favourite challenges, cooking for them.
PS: How did you react or bounce back when the judges would make comments that kind of threw you? You had a little bit of that happen during the grand final.
Billie: When they would come around to the bench and question what I was doing, I sort of learned to go with my gut. I obviously take on their advice, but if I’m on a roll and going with my gut feeling, then it’s my intuition and I don’t want to stop it.