"Katy Perry Likes My Cakes!": MasterChef's Reece on Last Night's Pop Star-Sized Twist
Things got seriously hot last night in the MasterChef kitchen — literally — as superstar Katy Perry stopped by for a spicy cameo. Katy's hit track "Hot N Cold" has been the theme song for MasterChef since the show debuted, and the song provided a little inspiration for last night's challenge.
The "Hot N Cold" challenge saw Katy (and her beautiful baby belly) throw down a challenge to the contestants: whip up a meal that offers serious heat, but one that must also include a cold element. Cue lyrics: "'Cause you're hot then you're cold!"
"Me and my unborn child are ready to eat," joked Katy before challenging the contestants to "make my baby kick". "Oh this is going to give you that hit," Poh Ling Yeow said. Cue coughing as Katy struggled and her eyes welled up from Poh's rendang. "Poh's trying to kill me, literally," the singer says.
While Katy may have been hot under the collar, spare a though for contestant, Reece Hignell, who was quick to admit he is a massive Katy Perry fan and then completely melted down in front of her. "I saw her in Newcastle for her California Dreams tour in 2011 so I was very starstruck when she started talking to me," Hignell said of the experience. "She's so lovely and so extra but so normal. I was covered in sweat and freaking out, and I think I was swearing non-stop too."
Keep scrolling to see his very relatable reaction, and read our chat with the starstruck contestant:
— Additional reporting by Hannah Story