EntertainmentMasterChef's Derek responds to calls for him to be the Bachelor
'It's not a memory competition!': MasterChef viewers slam 'no recipe challenge' after 'Prince Harry lookalike' Tim Bone breaks down in tears as he's eliminated
He was tasked with recreating chef Shannon Kellam's signature Chocolate de Passion dessert without a recipe, on MasterChef Australia on Monday. And after failing to impress the judges, culinary hopeful and 'Prince Harry lookalike', Tim Bone, was sent packing in a shock elimination. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I'm shattered to be eliminated': Tim broke down in tears after his shock elimination was announced after the tasting While Tim broke down in tears during his heart-wrenching farewell, devastated fans quickly took to Twitter to brand the 'memory challenge' as 'unfair' and 'horrible'.
There's no doubt MasterChef Australia's Derek Lau is an eligible guy. His muscled arms have been attracting more attention on social media than his delicious dumplings. But don't expect to see him making the leap from MasterChef kitchen to The Bachelor Australia
"I don't think it's really for me," he tells TV WEEK with a laugh. "Too much drama!"
The truth behind Simon’s MasterChef Mystery Box win
Snatching the Mystery Box win during Queensland Week was a “massive high” for Simon, who impressed judges with a clever salad dish and was rewarded immunity. “It was a really tough one,” he tells TV WEEK. “Everything was quite monochrome: coconut, oysters, lychees, peanuts… Trying to making something stand out turned out to be quite a tough challenge. I was really happy with how my mind was starting to grow.
The Perth financial analyst, 26, admits he never expected to be seen as a "heart-throb" when he signed on for the cooking show.
"I didn't think I met the height requirement!" Derek, who's 167cm tall, jokes. "The cameras make me look taller somehow. It's quite funny."
Although he does go to the gym five or six times a week, he insists there's a reason.
"It's my way of justifying the amount of food I eat!" he says.
Derek says he's had "quite a few girls – and guys" message him since he's been on air.
"It's really sweet to have people think of you like that," he says. "It's quite cool."
Currently single, Derek hasn't had a serious girlfriend since his university days. He says he's attracted to girls who are "kind, caring and independent", but says he doesn't "really go out there looking".
Derek may be impressing the MasterChef judges, but he declares he didn't go onto win.
"I signed up to push myself," he explains.
MasterChef Australia airs Monday to Thursday, and Sunday, 7.30pm, on Network 10.
'I hope the flavours redeem me': MasterChef's Sandeep APOLOGISES for 'average' rice pudding before being sent home from the competition.
MasterChef's Sandeep Pandit broke down in tears on Thursday night's episode, prior to being eliminated.
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