MASTERCHEF 2016 winner Jane Devonshire will be the special guest at the Bath and West Wilts Gluten-Free Food Fair next weekend.

The fair is being held at the Civic Centre, Trowbridge, on Sunday, October 21.

Ms Devonshire’s participation follows the launch of her first cook book, ‘Hassle Free, Gluten Free’.

The Food Fair will be a great opportunity for people following a gluten-free diet to sample and buy a range of gluten-free delights from local and national companies.

On offer will be cakes, biscuits and waffles, sausages, pies, puddings and beers plus much more.

In addition to the food stalls, Jane will be sharing details and signing copies of her book which was published last month in association with Coeliac UK.

She said: “My youngest child Ben was diagnosed with coeliac disease when he was two years old, so most of the food we eat at home is gluten free and no one really notices. It has become a way of life and integral to how I cook.”

Coeliac UK is the national charity for people who need to live gluten-free, whether due to coeliac disease or another medical condition. 1 in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease but around half a million people in the UK are currently undiagnosed.It is a serious illness where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten found in food, making the body attack itself. Once diagnosed, the only treatment to avoid serious health problems, is to follow a strict gluten-free diet.

The volunteer-run food fair is open from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Entry is just £2, with under-16s free and nearby free parking.

Hot drinks and gluten free food will also be available.