John Torode and Lisa Faulkner celebrate special milestone ahead of wedding anniversary

The couple tied the knot in October 2019

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John Torode has shared a heartfelt tribute to wife Lisa Faulkner as they celebrate eight years of dating.

The happy couple previously tied the knot last year at country house Aynhoe Park in Northamptonshire.

Ahead of their upcoming wedding anniversary, the MasterChef star revealed it’s also eight years since he and his wife first embarked on their romance.

John Torode and Lisa Faulkner married
John Torode and Lisa Faulkner have been together for eight years (Credit:

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Taking to Instagram, John shared a shot of Lisa standing next to a huge tree.

The former EastEnders star, 48, was joined by the couple’s adorable dog Rory.

Captioning the photo, John, 55, wrote: “A big tree, big sky and a girl with the biggest heart .. happy 8th @lisafaulknercooks.”

Fans were quick to congratulate the pair, with one writing: “Congratulations on 8 years together.”

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A big tree , big sky and a girl with the biggest heart .. happy 8th ❤️@lisafaulknercooks

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A second commented: “Beautiful words @johntorodecooks.”

A third added: “Happy Anniversary to you both!”

John Torode and Lisa Faulkner: Their wedding day

While it may have been eight years since the pair first began dating, John and Lisa eventually tied the knot in October 2019.

Their wedding guests included Amanda Holden, Tamzin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin and John’s MasterChef co-star Gregg Wallace.

Lisa Faulkner and John Torode
The happy couple wed in October last year (Credit:

Posting on Instagram shortly after, Lisa told fans it had been the happiest day of her life, saying: “I married the man of my dreams, @johntorodecooks, and we had the BEST Day EVER, filled with all our family and friends and such Love.”

Fans were wondering if the couple would ever marry as they had been an item for five years at the time.

Lisa was so shocked when John finally did pop the question, she didn’t say yes straight away.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, John recalled: “She didn’t yes for three and a half hours because she was so gobsmacked.

John shared a touching tribute to Lisa on Instagram (Credit:

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“I remember saying to her, ‘Are you going to say yes?’ and she went, ‘Have I not said yes?’ I went, ‘No you have not said yes yet!'”

The pair first met when the actress took part in Celebrity Masterchef 2010.

At the time, Lisa was married to EastEnders actor Chris Coghill with whom she shares adopted daughter Billie.

Meanwhile, John has four children from previous relationships.

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