Gavin Esler has become the latest celebrity to be eliminated from Celebrity MasterChef, missing out on a place in the semi-final after serving up an ‘incomplete’ dessert compared to ‘soup’.
On the latest episode of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One, Gavin went up against Love Island star Kem Cetinay and Paralympic athlete Kadeena Cox for a chance to bag a place in the semi-final.
The TV presenter set about trying to impress guest judges Rylan Clark-Neal, who was a finalist in 2015, Lisa Faulkner, who won in 2010, and Greg Rutherford, who was crowned champion in 2019.
For his main meal, Gavin served the trio and judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode scallops on a bed of sweet potato surrounded by mixed salad with a pomegranate dressing.
Unfortunately, all of the guest judges were in agreement that the scallops weren’t cooked enough.
While Gregg and John thought that the scallops were cooked adequately, they felt that the sweet potato mash didn’t belong on the plate with the other ingredients.
When it came to dessert, Gavin made a pear sorbet and plum compote with kefir yogurt and grated ginger dark chocolate.
‘The dessert wasn’t quite complete,’ John said while assessing the dish.
‘Every single component tasted great, but when you put it all together in a bowl it became more of a soup.’
Kem, who astounded Gregg, John and the guest judges with his meals, for which he served up Turkish dishes inspired by his family, was announced as the first celebrity through to the semi-final.
Kadeena, who didn’t think she’d done enough with her oxtail stew and chocolate pudding, was then informed that she’d also made it through.
Gavin was assured that it was ‘very, very close’, between him and Kadeena.
‘I’m disappointed because I’ve had a great time,’ he said. ‘But I’m also relieved, because I think it’s getting tougher and tougher. Not too sad to be going.’
Kem and Kadeena will join Bez, Su Pollard, Megan McKenna, Melanie Sykes, Dion Dublin and Joe Swash in the next round of the competition.
Celebrity MasterChef returns on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.
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