Ulrika Jonsson has admitted that she was very lucky to remain on Celebrity MasterChef after serving up some raw lamb.

Meanwhile, broadcaster Aasmah Mir has become the latest contestant to be eliminated from the popular BBC One show after serving up watery stew and under-cooked rice pudding.

Scottish journalist Mir got his marching orders from the cooking competition after failing to impress with her dishes - and that offered a reprieve for lucky Jonsson, who gave judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace a raw rack of lamb.

Jonsson was stunned when she learned she was not getting the chop, saying: "I'm absolutely shocked but mostly hugely relieved. I feel like I've been given another chance, hopefully."

Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood, actor Nick Moran and opera singer Lesley Garrett also made it through to the next round.

Lesley Garrett

Mir admitted: "I knew that I was in trouble because I made a few mistakes, they are fantastic cooks and the standard was so high."

She came in for some stick for her North African fish stew, with Wallace telling her "the texture needs thickening up", while the bread she served with it was "a bit stodgy."

The rice pudding also failed to satisfy. Torode told her: "It's still chalky on your teeth."

Jonsson disappointed judges with her under-cooked lamb, which was so raw they could not eat it, but turned things around with an impressive rhubarb fool.

Celebrity Masterchef continues on BBC One on Friday at 8:30pm