16 July 2020 00:37
History will be made tonight on BBC's Celebrity MasterChef, as TV presenter Amar Latif enters the famous kitchen as the first ever blind contestant on the show. However this very powerful moment may never have happened, because Amar initially turned down the offer. Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, the TV star – who has a genetic condition called "retinas pigmentosa" which caused him to lose 95 per cent of his sight at 18 – revealed he said no when asked for another season. "Last year they had said to my agent, 'Would Amar like to go on MasterChef?'I was with my friend at the time and my friend was like, 'That's not for you!' and I agreed, because I couldn't even cook. So, I said to my agent, 'Tell them I'm blind and I can't cook!" he explained.