MasterChef judge John Torode says he and fellow judge Gregg Wallace didn’t speak for three days following a disagreement over the first series’ winner.

John, who assesses the amateur cooks’ culinary skills on the BBC2 show, revealed that he and Gregg regularly argue about contestants – and that the pair even fell out after Tomasina Miers was crowned MasterChef champion in 2005.

John, pictured right with Gregg, told “Gregg and I literally fell out for about three days, we didn’t talk at all.

“Tomasina made it through the first round, I pushed her through, she made it through the second round, Gregg pushed her through, she made it through to the final… and we fell out.”

He added: “We fall out at least twice a series, properly.”

Mat Follas, 42, Andy Oliver, 26 and Christopher Gates, 24, can currently be seen on BBC2 battling it out for this year’s MasterChef title.

And while John remained tight-lipped about the identity of this year’s winner, he did offer a hint about why they had been chosen.

“We have to see somebody’s true heart, that always prevails over technical ability,” he said.

The final of MasterChef 2009 can be seen on Thursday at 8pm on BBC2.

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