Celebrity Best Home Cook fans were furious as they saw Gareth Thomas get eliminated from the show.
The brand-new BBC series sees a bunch of celebrities try to impress with the ultimate dishes for judges Mary Berry, Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin – but the weakest cook faces getting booted off the show.
Tuesday night’s episode saw Desiree Burch be the first contestant to get sent home, and tonight’s saw rugby star Gareth lose his place in the competition.
He was sent packing after the dreaded Eliminator challenge.
Speaking in a VT about his departure, Gareth said: “I swear to you, I have had a blast. A genuine laugh. I am unbelievably proud of myself.”
The nine remaining celebrities were challenged with producing a dish using Chris’ favourite cut of meat, which was gammon.
Later on in the show, the judges asked to see Gareth, actress Ruth Madeley and presenter Karim Zeroual cook again in the Eliminator round.
The contestants were asked to rustle up three mushroom vol-au-vents.
Unfortunately, Gareth didn’t impress his peers enough with the dish, and he was given his marching orders.
However, viewers watching from home were not impressed by the decision to send Gareth out of the competition.
Some claimed it was “unfair” and they took to Twitter to have their say.
“Gareth leaving #celebritybesthomecook is an absolute joke,” another penned. “He’s been fantastic and cooked great. Ruth has barely cooked anything just arranged stuff. Fuming.”
A third commented: “Gareth should never have been in that eliminator. A total travesty. As you were.”
But others were happy with the judges’ decision.
Another fan penned: “See ya Gareth. A very annoying contestant indeed! #celebritybesthomecook ”
*Celebrity Best Home Cook continues Tuesday at 9pm on BBC1.
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