Sheffield's Stuart Archer has become the latest person to be eliminated from the MasterChef 2016 finals, as the competition's contestants were whittled down to the final four.
After six weeks of tough competition, Stuart, of Ecclesall, was forced to hang up his apron after his efforts in last night's heat failed to cut the mustard with the judges.
Commenting on his departure from the show, Stuart said on Twitter: "So, its (sic) been a hell of a ride! Thank you everyone for your support, good luck to the final 4!"
During last night's episode, Stuart and the other four MasterChef contestants were given the task of cooking a dinner for actors at the historic Bristol Old Vic – with the help of Michelin star holder, Michael O’Hare.
Stuart had to prepare a 'pre-dessert', a hot and cold soup with a Chilean lemon sorbet at the centre.
Dozens of fans took to Twitter last night to tell Stuart they were sorry to see him go.
Mia Cummins said: "I'm sure we haven't heard the last of you Stuart, great things to come I'm certain #MasterchefInTheMaking"
"To make it to the final five means yr a winner Stu. Follow yr dreams and keep cooking the way you do, yr an amazing chef," added Steve Penton.
And responding to MasterChef viewers who said they would like to try his food in a restaurant one day, the 31-year-old said: "Keep an eye peeled."
Stuart says he has always enjoyed cooking but it was when he moved to Sheffield in 2010 and began eating at some of the city’s ‘amazing’ eateries that it became a passion for him.
He said: “It’s hard not to fall in love with food and cooking with so much great food around.”
Stuart, who lives in Ecclesall, said The Milestone in Kelham Island, The Broadfield on Abbeydale Road and city centre burrito company Street Food Chef are among his favourite places to eat in the city.