A young carer who has been working at a local retirement village during his gap year has been competing in this year’s Young MasterChef competition. Staff and residents where he works have been backing the 19-year-old on the process.
Fourteen other contestants took part – all aged between 18 and 25. Nottingham local Myles Ahuja won his first heat on January 3rd against four other competitors, whilst facing a challenge to create their personality on a plate within 90 minutes, Myles found himself through to the next round before leaving the competition in the second round a week later.
Myles has been spending his gap year as a part-time personal support worker at ExtraCare’s Lark Hill Retirement Village in Clifton. He was delighted to feature on the show, before it aired he said: “One thing I can promise the judges is that I will work harder than any other contestant in this competition.”
Myles is popular at the retirement village with Lark Hill resident, 85-year-old Ann Dunks, commenting before the competition: “Even if he doesn’t win he’s our winner. He’s ever so cheerful, he’s very nice. He helps people a lot.”
Myles who had undiagnosed dyslexia throughout secondary school is no stranger to a challenge nor pushing himself, and will now be going to the University of Nottingham to study Veterinary Medicine in March with a goal to become a TV vet.