YEOVIL NEWS: Celebrity Masterchef victory for School in a Bag patron

 YEOVIL NEWS: Celebrity Masterchef victory for School in a Bag patron

THE first patron of the School in a Bag charity based near Yeovil, Angellica Bell, has won the Celebrity Masterchef competition on TV.

Angellica, a well-known TV presenter, beat fellow finalists Ulrika Jonsson and Dev Griffin to take the 2017 cooking crown on the show presented by John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

The popular show is watched by millions of TV viewers with the final screened on Friday (September 22, 2017).

Angellica, who is well known for her TV presenting roles on The One Show and CBBC, became the first ever patron of School in a Bag in November 2012.

School in a Bag, based at Chilthorne Domer near Yeovil, is an initiative which delivers rucksacks full of stationery, learning resources and eating utensils to poor, vulnerable and disaster-affected children around the globe.

The initiative came out of the Piers Simon Appeal which was first formed soon after the horrific 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Asia which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people including former Yeovil College student Piers Simon.

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis was the first patron of the Piers Simon Appeal.

It should be noted, however, that Angellica Bell has not had a big impact on the promotion of School in a Bag and her name has been removed from official charity literature.

PHOTO – TOP: Angellica Bell after being named as a patron of School in a Bag back in 2012 (left) and the TV presenter on Celebrity Masterchef this month (right).