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Graham Yallop was a moderately successful Test batsman for Australia, playing between 1976 and 1984 and making eight hundreds in 39 games, averaging 41. After dabbling with coaching, Graham turned to his first love, cooking. He soon established himself and his reputation as a Gordon Ramsay-style chef, trying to improve the performances of struggling restaurants in Melbourne. Yallop settled down by 2004 to a more regular TV format, cooking meals in front of a studio audience, before plucking an unsuspecting female from the audience to sit down and eat the meal he had just cooked live with him as the credits rolled. This entirely original concept, 'The Yalloping Gourmet', is now the second biggest rating show on Australia's Channel 9.

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