In the first of the semi-finals of MasterChef the contestants had to participate in a relay invention test. Which Twitter decided was completely ridiculous.
Teams of four had to produce a main course and dessert based on a rack of lamb and some pears. In a relay, each person had 20 minutes to cook before passing onto the next team member without any discussion about what the dishes are supposed to be.
As you can imagine, it was chaos. Viewers were seriously unimpressed with what they thought was a pointless and ridiculous the task.
Tonight's #Masterchef is like that game when one person draws the head, you fold over the paper, the next person draws the body etc!
-- Chloe (@Chloe) April 25, 2016
Um. Anyone else think this is a ludicrous and pointless challenge on #masterchef?
-- Tara Benson (@tarabluesky) April 25, 2016
I'm watching #masterchef and thinking it's a bit stupid, this challenge
-- LadySG (@LadySG) April 25, 2016
Would love to see one of the contestants say WHY? Stupid task! #masterchef
-- Steve (@Heutagogy) April 25, 2016
Hooray, it's the return of the tag team round on #masterchef said no one ever
-- Richard Mather (@richjmather) April 25, 2016
Ridiculous #masterchef challenge. Setting good cooks up to fail then ridiculing them.
-- Fionn Wardrop (@fwardrop) April 25, 2016
The red team were far more in control, leaving sensible clues for each person, and John Torode and Gregg Wallace were reasonably impressed.
Poor Billy, the last member of the blue team, entered into what can only be described as a huge mess. There was undercooked lamb, a greasy sauce and a pear tart without any pear in it. He was left with the unenviable task of recovering the dishes and plating up.
Raw lamb, raw kidney and raw carrots. Consistent, at least. #Masterchef
-- Jamie (@jtlovell1979) April 25, 2016
Billy got stitched up there and then patronized by the rest of his team! #masterchef
-- Sophie (@sophwright_) April 25, 2016
Feel so sorry for Billy and his now gravy covered converse #masterchef
-- Soph? (@meyouatsix) April 25, 2016
I haven't felt for anyone as much as Billy since Jordan Spieth crumbling in the Masters a few weeks back! Sending hugs haha #MasterChef
-- Chris Smith (@chrissmithchef) April 25, 2016
Gregg said the blue team's lamb dish looked "shocking" and it didn't appear to taste much better.
Thankfully all that stress and drama was just for our viewing pleasure, and no one was eliminated after that tough round.
-- LauraLeastLikelyTo (@hearmeplaypiano) April 25, 2016