AN ASCOT lighting designer let her cooking talents shine when she appeared on TV show Come Dine With Me.

Daphne Diluce was joint winner in the competition with flooring specialist Chaz Fearnley from Windsor when they took part in the cook off with fellow Windsor residents Leanne Strachan and Jill Rendell.

Ms Diluce is a passionate cook and often creates feasts for friends and family. She was inspired to enter by her son Michael who describes his mum's cooking as 'the best kept secret in town'.

On the show, which was aired on June 17 Ms Diluce cooked a green leaf soup with prawns to start, fillet steak with bacon for her main and a chocolate and fruit delights dessert.

She and Mr Fearnley split the �1,000 prize money.