MasterChef fans are devastated after Dan Dumbrell leaves the show in shock elimination after confrontation with seafood seafood
MasterChef fan favorite Dan Dumbrell was eliminated from the competition on Sunday night after a botched seafood showdown.
In an intense three-round cook-off, the contestants were forced to cook dishes using just one Murray cod.
Ultimately, the competition fell to 31-year-old Dan, who had to pack his bags.
Eliminated: MasterChef fan favorite Dan had to pack his bags on Sunday night after a botched seafood showdown
Fans expressed their emotions for Dan on social media after the judges confirmed the amateur chef would not return.
“Then the best man is there, I’m going to miss him so much,” wrote one viewer.
“I’m sorry to see Dan go. He’s a sweetheart!’ added another.
Reeling: Fans expressed their emotions online for Dan after the shocking announcement that the amateur chef would not return
Dan explained that he was genuinely stunned by the public’s reaction to his departure.
“Yes, I was really shocked and surprised,” he said Yahoo Lifestyle. “In a good way, because when you enter competitions like this, you pour out your heart for the nation. And you just wonder: will people like me?’
Dan explained that he initially tried to play it ‘safe’ during the first round of the Murray cod cook-off, admitting he wasn’t quite sure of the challenge.
Stunned: Dan explained that he was genuinely surprised by the public’s reaction to his departure
He also said he felt “very, very helpless” and “rattled” towards the third round, blocking what the judges said.
“It was very telling, but I think the writing was on the wall when I put that laksa on,” he confessed.
After leaving the competition, Dan has fallen more in love with food, and despite his challenge with the Murray cod, he hasn’t given up mastering seafood.
‘Very, very helpless’: Dan admitted he was ‘rattling’ during the third and final round of the Murray Cod Cookoff