Adam Ball

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A Bristol bricklayer who has just appeared on Masterchef said his workmates had no clue he was about to star in the nation’s top TV cookery programme, and now jokily ask him what’s for lunch on the building site.

But Adam Ball hopes his success on the programme will propel him into Bristol’s foodie world, and says he has dreams of showing off the culinary skills that impressed judges Greg Wallace and John Torode at food festivals, restaurants and private dining bookings.

The 34-year-old told Bristol Live how he managed to keep it a secret that he is starring in the show, which was filmed last year, and none of his workmates had a clue he was going to be on.

After his success on Masterchef, Adam now runs very successful, sold out supper clubs around Bristol.