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MasterChef contestant Pete Campbell is makes a HUGE error and serves up raw quail to the judges 

MasterChef contestant Pete Campbell is shattered as he makes a HUGE error in the grand finale and serves up raw quail to one unimpressed judge

He appeared set to take out the competition, but MasterChef star Pete Campbell made a big error at a pivotal moment on Monday evening. 

The three finalists – Justin Narayan, Kishwar Chowdhury and Pete – began their final challenge, to compete in three cook-offs, held over two nights.

Pete was leading the trio throughout Monday night’s challenges, and chose a quail for his final dish, but it ended in disaster when he served it up undercooked and raw. 

Devastated: MasterChef contestant Pete Campbell (pictured) made a HUGE error in the grand finale and served up raw quail to one unimpressed judge

The home cook and former tattoo artist was attempting to serve the quail in a quince glaze with steamed white asparagus and enoki mushrooms. 

After biting into Pete’s quail, judge Melissa Leong instantly realised there was an issue with how her segment was cooked. 

‘Is that rare or raw?’ she asked the two other judges, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen, as she cut into the meat to reveal it was pink and undercooked inside.

'Is that rare or raw?' Judge Melissa Leong (pictured) asked her colleagues as she cut into her segment to reveal the pink, undercooked inside

‘Is that rare or raw?’ Judge Melissa Leong (pictured) asked her colleagues as she cut into her segment to reveal the pink, undercooked inside

‘I’m heartbroken because I love everything about this dish. Unfortunately, mine is raw,’ Mel confessed.

The fan favourite judge awarded Pete a modest six out of ten for the quail, claiming it was ‘almost a perfect cook,’ but the part she received ‘was under.’

Luckily for Pete, Andy and Jock were far more impressed with the home chef’s dish, praising the sauce and the complexity. 

Still in the race: The fan favourite judge awarded Pete a modest six out of ten for the quail, claiming it was 'almost a perfect cook,' but the part she received 'was under.' Luckily for Pete, Andy and Jock were far more impressed and awarded him a nine and ten

Still in the race: The fan favourite judge awarded Pete a modest six out of ten for the quail, claiming it was ‘almost a perfect cook,’ but the part she received ‘was under.’ Luckily for Pete, Andy and Jock were far more impressed and awarded him a nine and ten

They awarded him a nine and a ten, giving the Campbell a total of 25 points for that round.    

With two cooks down, Pete still leads the group on a total of 53 points with Kishwar only slightly behind with 51 points. Justin is in third place with 50 points. 

Tonight’s episode of MasterChef will crown the ultimate winner of the competition.  

Down to the wire: With two cooks down, Pete still leads the group on a total of 53 points with Kishwar only slightly behind with 51 points. Justin is in third place with 50 points. Tonight's finale will crown the winner

Down to the wire: With two cooks down, Pete still leads the group on a total of 53 points with Kishwar only slightly behind with 51 points. Justin is in third place with 50 points. Tonight’s finale will crown the winner

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