Pictured from left: Raymond Blanc and Kenny Beatson, winner of Kenwood's Disaster Chef.
A Scottish children's entertainer who once set fire to his grandmother's oven cooking Yorkshire puddings has become an unlikely winner of a national cooking competition.
Dad-of-five Kenny Beatson, 44, had hoped to impress his late grandmother Ellen Beatson with the perfect Sunday lunch when he doused his mini Yorkshires in oil and placed them in a hot oven.
However, in the process the oven erupted into flames and the roast beef was burnt to a cinder, meaning the family had to order in a Chinese takeaway instead.
Yet in just six weeks, the self-confessed 'disaster chef' has undergone a remarkable transformation into a culinary guru to see off nine rivals in a live cook-off.
The finalists of Kenwood's Disaster Chef competition had been selected from hundreds of hopeless cooks who entered a national competition, judged by a renowned chefs including Michelin-starred Raymond Blanc. SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS.