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Celebrity MasterChef: The Apprentice’s Thomas Skinner first eliminated contestant in final week

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The Apprentice’s Thomas Skinner has become the latest eliminated contestant from Celebrity MasterChef as finals week officially kicked off. 

The cockney geezer failed to impress the judges and was given his marching orders after two tricky challenges with the final eight. 

Thomas looked gutted as Gregg Wallace and John Torode announced the results, but kept a smile on his face as he handed back his apron.

‘I cannot say enough, what great fun I’ve had. Made some new friends, learned how to cook. It’s been the nuts,’ he said. 

‘Listen, I’ll be cooking all the time from now on. It’ll save me a few quid getting takeaways as well, innit?!’ 

First off, the teams were split into two to cook for 100 people, in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Guide Dogs For The Blind. 

Keeping on brand, Thomas opted for an apples and pears tart (stairs sadly not included, rhyming slang fans). 

Once they were back in the kitchen, they were all just given 90 minutes to recreate their fave takeaway. 

Thomas opted for a lamb coconut curry, served with coconut rice, coconut naan, paneer with peas and onion bhajis. 

But unfortunately it didn’t leave a good taste in the mouths of the judges, who complained that the bhajis were overcooked, the rice was more a rice pudding, and that the curry was too sweet. 

However Gregg ‘gave him 10/10 for bravery’. 

Amar Latif admitted that he felt like he was in the running for the chop after also not getting rave reviews for his meal, and said: ‘I feel it was a very close call. A very very close call. And I’m so glad I’ve got the opportunity to keep going.’ 

Gethin Jones felt the same and added: ‘I was expecting my name to be called out but somehow I lived to cook another day.’ 

Amar, Gethin, Riyadh Khalaf, Judi Love, Sam Quek, Phil Daniels and Matthew Pinsent are still in the running for the trophy.

Celebrity Masterchef airs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One.

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