MasterChef introduced some of its strongest contestants yet on Thursday – but all viewers wanted to talk about was one amateur cook’s kitchen nightmare.
Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace decided to put four chefs through to the quarter finals rather than three because the standard was so high, leaving just one competitor, Selwyn, to crash out of the final task.
Selwyn had a disastrous round in which much of his food was served up raw.
— GarbageHeron (@wotanspear) April 20, 2017
Selwyn to win #masterchef 😁what the heck was he doing during the time he was given.
— Janet Kearns (@Jan2555) April 20, 2017
A fan of the cook compared him to X Factor rapper Honey G.
Put Selwyn through – he can be the Honey G of #Masterchef
— Rob Powell (@robpowellnews) April 20, 2017
— NOEL (@noelvineradio) April 20, 2017
Viewers agreed that they did not mind Selwyn’s lack of cooking skill because he seemed nice.
My faith in human nature is restored by how much everyone loves Selwyn even though his food is terrible #masterchef
— Bertie Fox (@BertieFox) April 20, 2017
Many expressed sympathy for him when the final results came in.
God love Selywyn for even bothering to come back in for this bit #masterchef
— Sarah (@sbl1976) April 20, 2017
#MasterChef Poor Selwyn….waiting to commiserate with the other contestant in the changing rooms and no-one comes through the door ☹️
— GreenSwizzleWooster (@GSWooster) April 20, 2017
But plenty of viewers thought that Selwyn’s moustache had been the star of the episode.
— Nick Hesketh (@HeskethNick) April 20, 2017
Meanwhile, the judges allowing both Brodie and Jim through to the next round caused much hilarity with viewers making the same joke about their similarity in name to children’s TV programme Rosie And Jim.
— Katie Matthews (@_katie_matthews) April 20, 2017
— ❄️Ani ❄️ (@auntieani) April 20, 2017
Currently being sung in my house (to the Tune of Rosie & Jim): Brody and Jim, Brody and Jim, Both going through on #Masterchef…..
— Laurel T (@AngelzLT) April 20, 2017
Altogether now🎵 'Brodie and Jim, Brodie and Jim' 🎵 #MasterChef
— Sheree Johnson (@Shereebaby12) April 20, 2017
MasterChef continues on Friday on BBC One at 8.30pm.