The 'rude' professional chef on Masterchef really grated on viewers

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The Masterchef knockout week continued, with the 11 remaining contestants split into two groups and tasked with running a professional lunchtime service on their own.

However, it wasn't the performances of the contestants that caught viewers attention. They were far too busy being annoyed at professional chef Steve Parle - whose restaurant the show was borrowing.

Steve was tasked with instructing the contestants - and viewers didn't enjoy his style.

Steve had a constant look of annoyance.

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Particularly after contestant Juanita messed up her dish - so he had to use one he had prepared earlier.

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He couldn't even bare to look at her.

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He then did the same to Jacob, making viewers even more frustrated.

People delved pretty deep into Steve's psyche.

Others just got a little violent.

Fortunately Jacob took the criticism a little better.

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And this woman decided to hit the head chef where it hurt.