Theatre star Ade Edmondson can stand the heat

Adrian Edmondson rehearsing for Neville's Island
Adrian Edmondson rehearsing for Neville's Island

MULTI-talented actor, musician and broadcaster Ade Edmondson has added yet another skill to his diverse CV by being crowned BBC1’s Celebrity Masterchef 2013.

In this year’s final, screened on Friday, September 6, Edmondson triumphed despite stiff competition from actor Les Dennis and journalist Janet Street-Porter.

His three-course meal of venison with celeriac and lambs lettuce, seabass stuffed with scallop mousse, and strawberries in a caramel syrup with shortbread and a raspberry sorbet wowed judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

Maintaining his busy work ethic outside the kitchen, Edmondson is immersed in final rehearsals for Neville’s Island at Theatre in the Park, Chichester, which starts on Wednesday, September 11.

Leading the cast alongside Rufus Hound, Edmondson plays Gordon in a dark comedy about a disastrous outward bound team-building exercise.

Four out-of-condition businessmen succeed in becoming the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island in the Lake District.

Neville’s Island runs in the Theatre in the Park from September 11-28.