Ivan Downes was knocked out of the Great British Menu South East Final (last night BBC2)by the narrowest of margins. In a nail-biter he ended with 31 points to his opponents 32. At halftime it seemed as though his chances had gone, but a huge 9 out of 10 for his dessert nearly turned the tables.

I can’t begin to describe the dish, apart from the flies (yes!) sprinkled on top which even came as a shock to the judge and his fellow-contestants.

Thanks Ivan. I’ve never watched the programme before, but its amazing how good it is when you’re supporting one side.