On Tuesday night, I found myself crying over some mushy fish.
I hadn't stuffed up my dinner. Although let's face it, in 2020, that could easily be enough to set any of us off.
No, mushy fish was the flaw in the dish that sent MasterChef favourite Callum Hann home after an elimination cook-off with fellow contestant and close friend and Laura Sharrad, meaning he just missed out on a spot in Sunday's semi-final.
After 13 gruelling weeks in the kitchen, the father of one needed a couple of minutes to compose himself before speaking, and he wasn't the only one.
So downhearted too see Callum @callumskitchen leave #masterchef tonight. A true gentleman, humble in victory, gracious in defeat, a culinary genius, and the type of perfect role model that our nation needs more of. You will be missed. Congrats and fair well.— Nathan Jankowski (@inthedarklab) July 14, 2020
I’m gutted that Callum is gone. Great cook and what a seriously top bloke: warm, humble and passionate. Kudos to Laura; the pasta Queen has grown on me and she is a brilliant technician. #MasterChefAU #MasterChef #masterchefaustralia— JPS (@JonathanEva2018) July 14, 2020