MasterChef viewers horrified at contestant’s monstrous use of a spoon

James won praise for his dish, but not for his cutlery etiquette

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Contestant James certainly got viewers talking in the first episode of MasterChef – but it wasn’t about his cod with cauliflower puree.

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Instead, the 24-year-old from Oxford did the ‘double dip’ – yep, he tasted his sauce with a spoon, before putting the spoon back in the sauce.

Viewers were – and this is no exaggeration – horrified:

Not that it seemed to hinder James’s progress. Despite his spoon gaffe, the wine shop worker made it through to the quarter-finals after impressing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with his dishes.

“James looks like he may have the makings of a very, very good cook indeed,” said Wallace, as Torode added: “For an amateur out of their home kitchen that is quite extraordinary, what James did today.”

Viewers couldn’t agree more John.

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MasterChef continues Thursday 1st March at 8pm on BBC1