MASTERCHEF’S Celebrity version claimed its latest victim as DJ Judge Jules was booted out of the iconic BBC One show kitchen – despite his superstar foodie connections.
The performer earlier let slip how he was culinary whizz and fish dish enthusiast Rick Stein’s nephew, leading some to initially suspect this might give him the edge in the series.
Yet it was not to be as he battled it out against the likes of Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattinson, and EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt, in what was the fourth round of the series.
The trance DJ, real name Julius O’Riordan, was tasked with making a curry, before the contestants were invited to a professional kitchen.
He plumped for a monkfish dish with coconut milk.
Despite creating his own curry paste from scratch – going above and beyond the regular contestant fodder – he was given the boot by judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.
Yet it was Judge Jules’ super star link which overshadowed his efforts on the show.
The qualified solicitor – who is not in fact a judge – spoke openly about his uncle Rick, famed for his Padstow restaurants, and said: “My uncle, Rick Stein.
“He used to be a DJ as well so there’s a bit of a weird synergy thing going on here.”
He added: “‘DJ-ing has taken me to far flung destinations, and I’ve tried to dive into the cuisine wherever I’ve gone to.
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“My penchant is Asian but I love everything the locals would love.”
There was nothing too wrong with his dish, but the judges were forced to whittle the showbiz bunch down at the end of the show.
His exit means Adam and Vicky, as well as Kelly Maloney and Tomasz Schafernaker will compete for the coveted title.
Meanwhile, fans were baffled as to how Adam – whose soap star character owns a host of food establishments – was unable to cook rice properly.
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