Who is MasterChef 2019's Irini? Meet the finalist from Greece

27 March 2019, 15:51

Irini has reached the final of MasterChef UK 2019
Irini has reached the final of MasterChef UK 2019. Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

Irini Tzortzoglou has reached the finals of the 15th series of MasterChef UK, and has become a fan favourite thanks to her motherly presence in the MasterChef kitchen.

The 60-year-old Greek cook has impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her food inspired by her home land, and she has reached the final four alongside Delia, Jilly and Geoff.

Here are all the important facts about the talented cook:

  1. Who is Irini Tzortzoglou?

    Irini Tzortzoglou is a finalist on the 15th series of MasterChef UK, and is originally from the Greek island of Crete.

    She now lives in Cumbria, and she previously worked as a banker. She also studied at the Kingston University in London. 

  2. Is Irini on Instagram?

    You can find Irini on Instagram @irinitzortzoglou.

    She often posts pictures from her time on the cooking show, as well as photos of her own amazing food creations.