The MasterChef judge has lost four stone after embracing a healthy lifetstyle.
Did his invites get lost in the post?
The chef and restaurateur is credited with starting London's culinary revolution in the 1960s.
“It got so bad at one point the owner of the local pub used to let me in when he was still in his dressing gown," the MasterChef star said.
The food critic said it was "terrifying" trying some of the dishes on the BBC show.
YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf was declared the winner of the series.
Luckily, he stopped short of plating up the charred plastic delicacy for judges John Torode and Greg Wallace.
The former EastEnders star said cooking served as a distraction from drugs.
The MasterChef presenter has swapped the pub for the gym.
"The paramedic said they couldn’t believe I hadn’t had a stroke," the former boxing coach recalled.