GP wins Come Dine with Me cookery show

North Berwick GP Dr Kevin Fernando carried off a £1,000 prize after winning TV cookery programme Come Dine with Me over the weekend.

Dr Kevin Fernando: Come Dine With Me winner
Dr Kevin Fernando: Come Dine With Me winner

Dr Fernando, from North Berwick, Scotland, beat three other contestants to win the top prize. He watched the programme, aired on Channel 4 on Sunday, in his local pub.

Despite feeling nervous about watching the programme, he said: ‘It was brilliant, I had a few patients, work colleagues and neighbours there - it was really good fun.'

Dr Fernando served his three guests a starter of Cullen skink, a main of roe deer venison casserole and a Heston Blumenthal-style dessert - a ‘full Scottish breakfast’, with a panna cotta boiled egg and a chocolate brownie black pudding.


A ‘full Scottish breakfast’ by Dr Fernando

‘A couple of patients have phoned the practice asking for a dinner reservation,’ he said.

Dr Fernando donated half of his £1,000 prize money to the Edington Cottage Hospital which is connected to his practice in North Berwick.

Click here to read the recipe for Dr Fernando’s smoked fish soup starter

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