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MasterChef viewers claim Ryan Thomas was 'robbed' of a place in the semi-final


Fuming MasterChef viewers were left disappointed after Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas was eliminated from the cooking show on Friday night.

Many took to social media to say that the actor, 38, was ‘robbed’ of a place in the semi-finals after he lost out to TV and radio Lisa Snowdon and Drag Race UK’s Kitty Scott-Claus who sailed through to the final.

The latest episode saw Ryan and the other two celebrities cook up a storm for former MasterChef champions Kadeena Cox, Greg Rutherford and Angelica Bell as well as judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Not happy: Fuming MasterChef viewers were left disappointed after Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas was eliminated from the cooking show on Friday night

Not happy: Fuming MasterChef viewers were left disappointed after Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas was eliminated from the cooking show on Friday night

Ryan made three courses but his main dish of lamb was described as overcooked by a keen-eyed John.  

At the end of the episode Lisa was sent through to the final first followed by Kitty, while Ryan thanked the judges kindly as he was sent home.  

After he told the cameras: ‘I feel great now. I feel like the stress is all over. I tried my best.’

But fans weren’t happy with one writing afterwards on Twitter: ‘Oh as if!! Ryan was robbed! He was the best in all the other challenges! What a stitch up!! #celebritymasterchef.’

Competition: The latest episode saw Ryan and the other two celebrities cook up a storm for former MasterChef champions Kadeena Cox, Greg Rutherford and Angelica Bell as well as judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace

Competition: The latest episode saw Ryan and the other two celebrities cook up a storm for former MasterChef champions Kadeena Cox, Greg Rutherford and Angelica Bell as well as judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace

‘What a stupid decision. Ryan was better. And then you have Leslie Joseph .. wrong decision #celebritymasterchef,’ another added.

Another fan penned: ‘#celebritymasterchef : so sorry Ryan was eliminated.’

A fourth said: ‘If Ryan goes out because his squid was not crispy enough it will be a calamity. #CelebrityMasterchef.’ 

Bye: Many took to social media to say that the actor, 38, was 'robbed' of a place in the semi-finals after he lost out to TV and radio Lisa Snowdon and Drag Race UK's Kitty Scott-Claus who sailed through to the final

Bye: Many took to social media to say that the actor, 38, was ‘robbed’ of a place in the semi-finals after he lost out to TV and radio Lisa Snowdon and Drag Race UK’s Kitty Scott-Claus who sailed through to the final

It comes after it was announced that Dame Mary Berry will grill the Celebrity MasterChef contestants as the next set of semi-finals get underway next Thursday.

The September 8 instalment of the famous BBC food show will feature the former Bake Off matriarch in a special guest appearance.

The semi-final will see the seven remaining cooks trying to recreate Mary’s recipes.

The famous chefs will be trying to impress Gregg, John and Mary to reach the final.

Reaction: But fans weren't happy with one writing afterwards on Twitter: 'Oh as if!! Ryan was robbed! He was the best in all the other challenges! What a stitch up!! #celebritymasterchef'

Reaction: But fans weren’t happy with one writing afterwards on Twitter: ‘Oh as if!! Ryan was robbed! He was the best in all the other challenges! What a stitch up!! #celebritymasterchef’

Dame Mary Berry said of her appearance: ‘I can’t wait to see these talented MasterChef semi-finalists bring my dishes to life and hopefully they are recipes they would enjoy making at home too.

‘They need to remember though that I’ve got eyes in the back of my head.

‘They may think I’m not watching but I will be…’

Group: At the end of the episode Lisa (far right) was sent through to the final first followed by Kitty (centre), while Ryan thanked the judges kindly as he was sent home

Group: At the end of the episode Lisa (far right) was sent through to the final first followed by Kitty (centre), while Ryan thanked the judges kindly as he was sent home

Love Island star Faye Winter, Strictly Come Dancing professional Katya Jones, actor Ryan Thomas and McFly singer Danny Jones were announced last month as being among the celebrities taking part in the series.

Joining them in the BBC One show has been TV presenter Lisa Snowdon, former EastEnders star Cliff Parisi, and star of The Choir Gareth Malone.

Broadcast over six weeks, the stars are tackling a series of cookery challenges to follow in the footsteps of reigning champion Kadeena and win the coveted MasterChef title.  

This year’s crop of 20 celebrities, joined again by judges John and Gregg, also include former boxing champion Chris Eubank, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, former pro-footballer Jimmy Bullard and comedian Paul Chuckle.

Former EastEnders actor Richard Blackwood was also among the contestants, along with former All Saints band member Melanie Blatt, comedian Kae Kurd and RuPaul’s drag race UK star Kitty Scott-Claus.

Semi-finals week, featuring Dame Mary Berry, will TX across BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Tuesday 6th, 9pm, Thursday 8th, 8pm and Friday 9th September, 8.30pm.

Exciting! It comes after it was announced that Dame Mary Berry will grill the Celebrity MasterChef contestants as the next set of semi-finals get underway next Thursday

Exciting! It comes after it was announced that Dame Mary Berry will grill the Celebrity MasterChef contestants as the next set of semi-finals get underway next Thursday 

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