THE gruelling and horrible chef lifestyle has prematurely aged contestants on BBC Two’s Masterchef: The Professionals.
Health experts found that Masterchef contestants look on average a decade older than their years thanks to a combination of extreme stress, no natural light and loads of fags.
Doctor Mary Fisher said: “The average life expectancy of a chef is similar to that of a Dickensian orphan working in an explosives factory.
“The job is to stay up really late every night getting shouted at and burning yourself, which is why these talented 25-year-olds have the kind of eye-bags usually see on a retired coach driver.
“To put it in context, Marcus Wareing is 23 and Monica is only 19.”