Former Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner has reportedly moved in with John Torode, five years after she met the presenter on the BBC cooking show. Australian chef John was spotted taking his belongings from his Clapham base last week to Lisa's North London home, where the 43-year-old lives with her daughter Billie, from her marriage to EastEnders actor Chris Hoghill.
Love was certainly on the menu – the pair were seen enjoying a romantic kiss at the threshold as John moved in. Former Holby City actress Lisa, 43, took the masterchef trophy in 2010 and said the win had "totally changed my life". She has since carved out a career as a celebrity chef, releasing cookery books and hosting cooking programmes.
John has reportedly moved in with girlfriend Lisa Faulkner
John, 49, separated from his former wife Jessica, the mother of his two children, in 2011 and was granted a divorce last year. Shortly after John and Jessica went their separate ways, Lisa divorced her husband, and he moved out of the London home they shared.
John and Lisa have been together two-and-a-half-years, having stepped out in public for the first time in January 2013.
"John and I were friends," Lisa told the Daily Mail in 2013. "Neither of us thought of it as anything else until... I don't know how things change, but something does.
"He asked me on a date. We went out for dinner. Then it was slightly different," she added. "I'm really, really happy. John and I are having such a nice time but we're taking things slowly. There are lots of other people to consider."
"When I met John he was a judge on a show I loved and I was petrified of him," she said. "He was brilliant and gave us all tips so you didn't want to let him down.
"John and I always got on, but I never thought about me and him."