Celebrity MasterChefs Wynne Evans candidly shares he attempted to take his own life
The latest Celebrity Masterchef winner has revealed that he once tried to take his own life battling depression.
Wynne Evans opened up about the dark times he has suffered when his mental health was at its worst.
The Welsh singer and radio DJ spoke candidly about his struggles after he was crowned the winner on Friday night by judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
The tense final, saw Wynne beating fellow finalists Amy Walsh and Luca Bish after cooking his incredible three-course meal.
After Wynne was awarded the coveted trophy, he bravely spoke about the time he contemplated suicide.
He said: "When they gave me the trophy – I’ll just get melancholy for a moment, right – I remember thinking 'Six years ago I was contemplating… well, I tried to take my own life and now look at me.
"I’m standing here in a studio with the MasterChef trophy'. It was a really poignant moment for me."
Wynne said he was convinced Emmerdale star Amy “had smashed it” so he didn’t expect to win, and was overwhelmed with his “amazing journey” which has culminated in him scooping the top honour.
Speaking after the win, he said: "I was crying and all of this kind of stuff, but it was just an amazing journey.
"It was just an incredible journey. Can you imagine turning up to cook a dessert you’ve never cooked before and then they’re telling you you’re serving it to Raymond Blanc?"
This isn't the first time the TV star has spoken out about his mental health. Earlier in the year, he said he was at his lowest during the breakdown of his marriage in 2016.
During an interview on BBC Radio Wales, he said: "I was going through the worst depression, clinical depression. I would think about (suicide), I would try and action it… I couldn't see a way out; I couldn't see a way of ever being happy again."
He added: "I was feeling suicidal, and it was terrible. I just thought, I'm either going to do something terrible or I need to go and see a proper psychiatrist."
Wynne has since turned his life around, and now considers his depression and anxiety as a “superpower”, and urged others to “put the work in” to improve their mental health.
The star became the first-ever Welsh winner of Celebrity MasterChef, and his restaurant-standard menu featured a starter of Carmarthen-Japanese sumo tuna tartare with deep-fried cockle popcorn and a mango egg, followed by a main of lamb, served on samphire with wild garlic, porcini mushrooms and fried bread, with pomme dauphine and a fondant leek.
His dessert was bara brith, which is a rich Welsh fruit loaf, served with Caerphilly cheese, fig jam, brie ice cream and poached figs.
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