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MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace brands contestant’s dish ‘inedible’ in brutal scene: ‘That’s not cooked’

Earlier this month, MasterChef embarked on its 20th season, with Gregg Wallace and John Torode returning to judge the next batch of culinary stars.

As the competition returned, John and Gregg have started judging a plethora of amateur cooks as they battle it out through multiple gruelling heats. But Gregg, who ensures he watches every episode, couldn’t help but snap at a contestant after they served him an under cooked dish during Thursday’s show.

Viewers watched the brutal scene as six contestants battled it out for a place in the next round – with only five spots up for grabs. Amateur cook Patricia whipped up a spicy chilli butternut squash curry, that was inside roasted butternut squash but Gregg branded it “inedible”.



Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace held nothing back when he branded a contestant's dish "virtually inedible" in brutal scenes on Thursday's episode from the show's new 20th season
Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace held nothing back when he branded a contestant’s dish “virtually inedible” in brutal scenes on Thursday’s episode from the show’s new 20th season

The contestant flavoured her masterpiece with butter, sage, brown sugar and cinnamon but when Gregg took a bite, he was left disappointed. After sampling the dish, Gregg said: “That’s not cooked.

“There is a sweetness, a creamy sweetness to it and a little bit of chilli, I like your flavours but even the bits that are stewed here, there’s still a thick skin on them. That’s virtually inedible. Oh Patricia!”



Amateur cook Patricia whipped up a spicy chilli butternut squash curry, that was inside roasted butternut squash but Gregg branded it "inedible"
Amateur cook Patricia whipped up a spicy chilli butternut squash curry, that was inside roasted butternut squash but Gregg branded it “inedible”

John echoed Gregg’s analysis, pointing out that it was a “shame” for the contestant. He said: “I’m sad the outside of that butternut squash isn’t cooked all the way through because it would have been really nice actually.” He continued: “It hasn’t been a complete success, it’s a shame.”

Despite the presenter’s brutal opinion on Patricia’s dish, she made it through to the next round as fellow amateur cook David was sent packing.

David cooked a squash puree for a third time in the final task, but it accompanied some raw lamb which ultimately saw him sent home from the competition.



The contestant flavoured her masterpiece with butter, sage, brown sugar and cinnamon but when Gregg took a bite, he was left disappointed
The contestant flavoured her masterpiece with butter, sage, brown sugar and cinnamon but when Gregg took a bite, he was left disappointed

Meanwhile, the show also welcomed back an injured contestant who severed her finger earlier this week – but was given a second chance at kitchen success on Thursday night. Charlotte turned viewers’ stomachs when she cut her finger just minutes into the first task, leaving a lump of her flesh on a knife in grisly scenes.

But the vegan amateur chef returned to have a second go at cooking the same dish.

This week’s Masterchef mishaps comes as John and Gregg have continued celebrating the iconic show’s 20th anniversary.



Despite the presenter's brutal opinion on Patricia's dish, she made it through to the next round
Despite the presenter’s brutal opinion on Patricia’s dish, she made it through to the next round

The pair recently opened up to OK! about how they’ve successfully worked together for two decades. John said: “I’m amazed, actually, that we have graced TV screens for 20 years.

“It seems to have gone in a flash… and although so many things have not changed, so much has changed. And it’s been pretty joyous along the way – it’s been a real privilege.”

The duo have been working together for 20 years and revealed what it takes to have a healthy presenting relationship.

Gregg, 59, revealed: “It’s trust. It’s knowing that you have the confidence to be you, the confidence that your partner isn’t competitive, the confidence that you and your partner have exactly the same outlook…

“The first thing we do on set is say hello to each other. Then we face each other from about two feet away, and are there for a good hour. And that is the start of our MasterChef day – and it has been for 20 years. If we didn’t get on, there is no way we could do it.”

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