Lisa Faulkner and John Torode are couple goals in new birthday photo

Happy birthday to the MasterChef judge!

John Torode is one lucky man! His wife Lisa Faulkner has paid a heartwarming tribute to him in honour of his 55th birthday on Thursday.

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The former EastEnders actress shared a series of gorgeous photos of the MasterChef star from their romantic Dorset staycation – including one snap of the couple looking totally in love. They later travelled to Devon where they were joined by their friends.

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"Happy birthday to my wonderful husband @johntorodecooks," she gushed in the caption. "You truly are my everything and I love you so very much my best friend my Johno… those eyes."

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Many of their friends and fans were quick to send their well wishes, with Tamzin Outhwaite writing: "Happy birthday John, have a wonderful day." Emma Barton remarked: "Happy birthday John." One follower added: "Beautiful pics. You look so much in love."

It seems the pair have travelled to the southwest of England for a mini staycation. "No better place than England in the sunshine," Lisa teased on Tuesday. Moments later, John filmed a cooking segment for This Morning in front of a gorgeous coastline.


Lisa shared this sweet snap on John's birthday

Over the past few weeks, Lisa and John - who married in October - have been keeping fans updated with their day-to-day lives in lockdown. Although, the pair have returned to work since restrictions were eased earlier this month.

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Since finding love on Celebrity Masterchef back in 2010, Lisa and John have gone on to front their new cooking series John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen, which was recently re-commissioned.

Last month, the actress confessed that the "honeymoon phase" with husband John is still going strong - even during lockdown! Speaking to Radio Times, the actress gushed: "It's funny that nearly half of our marriage has been in lockdown. It's a good job I like him!"

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