Can you hear that? It’s the sound of people around the country cheering as the demise of Josh “The Seafood King” Meeuwissen played out on MKR.
Tonight he and his put-upon wife Amy dished up a disastrous ultimate instant restaurant meal which saw them finally exit the competition.
And while it may have been a moment for celebration – because, let’s face it, he’s possibly the most objectionable reality TV contestant of all time – it still managed to leave me with a slightly unpleasant taste in my mouth.
For weeks now, we’ve watched Josh and his bad behaviour dominate screen time. Can anyone remember anything that was served up over that time? I’m struggling to do so. Yet I can remember in minute detail all the horrendous things that have come out of Josh’s mouth.
From calling a fellow competitor a slut to denigrating the skills of the women around him (mostly his wife, but Sarah Tully and Court Hall-Eastley also came under some pretty consistent fire) he has raised my hackles again and again.
And while we saw plenty of off-camera talk from the contestants lambasting his behaviour, it was a rare occasion he was called out in the moment. In fact, if memory serves me, it was only in the first week of his time on the show that he was publicly questioned over his dodgy antics. And even then he managed to smirk his way through it and shrug off any criticism with ease.