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Entertainment'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge

17:26  23 may  2019
17:26  23 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eliminated: Blake Werner was eliminated after he suffered a string of cooking fails during Thursday night's episode MasterChef Australia contestant Blake Werner was eliminated after he suffered a string of cooking fails during Thursday night's episode.

From burnt herbs to 'gluey' pomme purée, the Bar Manager, 23, was sent packing after he experienced several culinary calamities during the cook-off challenge.

The judges along with celebrity chef, Israeli-English chef Yotam Ottolenghi couldn't hide their disappointment with Blake's dish, before George Calombaris declared it wasn't 'up to standard.'

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'Let's cut to the chase you know as well as we do - that dish was not up to standard. I'm sorry Blake...that's why you're going home,' George said.

'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ouch: From burnt herbs to 'gluey' pomme purée, the Bar Manager, 23, was sent packing after he experienced several culinary calamities during the cook-off challenge Blake served up bacon and herb crumbed beef, broad beans and pomme purée.

Blake's fate was sealed after he suffered a number of blunders in the kitchen, the first being 'burnt herbs.'

'I opened the oven to check on the herbs for the crumb,' Blake explained in a piece-to-camera.

'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I'm pretty shattered': MasterChef Australia contestant Blake Werner (pictured) was eliminated after he suffered a string of cooking fails during Thursday night's episode

He was then seen opening the oven door to discover the pan full of herbs had been burnt to a crisp.

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'I'm already behind and now my herbs are burnt. This has really set me back,' he said.

'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ouch: From burnt herbs to 'gluey' pomme purée, the Bar Manager, 23, was sent packing after he experienced several culinary calamities during the cook-off challenge Blake, however, swiftly covered his mistake by replacing the charred herbs with fresh greens instead.

Blake then proceeded to make another game-ending mistake after he decided to puree the potatoes in a blender, revealing: 'I'm going to do the potatoes in a mixer and get it done on time.'

Judge, George Calombaris looked shocked as he saw Blake pile the chunks of cooked potato into the blender, remarking: 'Oh, mate are you going to blend them in that?'

'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dish: Blake served up bacon and herb crumbed beef, broad beans and pomme purée 'Yeah it's a puree with butter and cream,' Blake responded.

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Meanwhile the other aspiring chefs were heard lamenting Blake's decision, with  Christina, 29, explaining in a piece-to-camera: 'If you blitz potatoes, it breaks up the protein and releases all the starch and you'll end up a gluey mess.'

The aspiring cook from Victoria realised his hours were numbered in the MasterChef kitchen after he tasted the 'gluey' potato puree.

'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I'm in some serious trouble here': Blake realised his hours in the MasterChef kitchen were numbered after he tasted the potato puree He said it immediately had the texture of 'glue' before remarking: 'I'm in some serious trouble here.'

'Yeah I'm pretty shattered - this is not the dish I had in mind. I'm really disappointed with my pomme purée,' he added.

The judges couldn't hide their disapproval as they consumed Blake's 'gluey' pomme purée.

Blake, however, momentarily redeemed himself as judge, Gary Mehigan complimented him on his 'well-cooked' beef and broad beans.

'It's a shame because the mash is just really gluey. The texture is not right at all,' Gary said before adding: 'It's not nice at all.'

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'I'm pretty shattered!' MasterChef’s Blake Werner is booted off the show after suffering a string of cooking fails during heated elimination challenge© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ew! The judges couldn't hide their disapproval as they consumed Blake's 'gluey' pomme purée Judge, Matt Preston also took aim at the meal's accompanying sauce, remarking: 'it's just a horrible texture.'

While Blake was booted from the competition, contestants, Tati Carlin and Ben Trobbiani were saved from elimination on the night.

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