CELEBRITY MasterChef fans have furiously slammed an “unfair” task from last night’s show that saw the female stars made to cook a harder meal than the males.
Actress Elizabeth Bourgine and Motown’s Martha Reeves were challenged to cook lobster and pasta from scratch – while Olympian Greg Rutherford and boxer Dillian Whyte served up meatballs and gnocchi.
One viewer argued: “As someone who loves to cook, I’m suggesting homemade pasta and lobster with a bisque is definitely harder than meatballs, tomato sauce and gnocchi ..!! #MasterChef.”
Another added: “There are probably professional chefs who would struggle to make lobster spaghetti from scratch. #masterchef.”
Someone else said: “This challenge seems a tad harsh, who in their right mind knows how to cook lobster bolognese from scratch?! #CelebrityMasterchef #MasterChef.”
A viewer added: “That was tough to expect them to know how to cook lobster!”
Judge Greg Wallace appeared to acknowledge the daunting task he’d set the girls, saying: “I’m really amazed because neither of you two had ever prepared lobster or made pasta.
“I have to congratulate both of you for getting dishes up at all.”
The four celebrities are part of the latest line-up for the BBC show along with fellow reality stars Vicky Pattison, Love Island’s Dr Alex George and Joey Essex.
Joey has claimed to be the surprise hit on MasterChef this series and insists he goes “very far”.
The 28-year-old told The Sun: “I am so sick at cooking. I think that’s actually why they offered me the job. I think a lot of people are in for a big surprise.
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“My main things would probably be, you know, burger, I like to marinate chicken, cook that, I love avocados, salads and things like, olives and putting the little things in salads to make it taste nice, cause a lot of people have tomatoes lettuce, and that’s it, to me that’s boring I need all the little tasty bits. I’m quite one of them people who puts a lot of effort to a little dish.”
He added: “I can’t say too much but let’s just say I go very very far.”
The four celebrities will return to the programme to fight for their place in the semi-final.
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