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MasterChef favourite Julie Goodwin is sent home in shock elimination

MasterChef favourite Julie Goodwin is sent home in SHOCK elimination leaving fans devastated: ‘She’s a national treasure’

Julie Goodwin was eliminated from MasterChef: Fans & Faves on Tuesday night. 

The 51-year-old returning contestant was sent home after her sticky date pudding, ice-cream and a whisky caramel fell short during an elimination challenge in Tasmania.

‘It looked a million bucks on that plate and more than that, you absolutely smashed the brief,’ noted resident judge Jock Zonfrillo at crunch time. 

MasterChef favourite Julie Goodwin (pictured) was sent home in a SHOCK elimination on Tuesday night, leaving fans devastated 

He continued: ‘[But] the bottom of all of our cakes were burnt. Which left a bitter, burnt flavour in our mouths.’   

Twitter immediately erupted with praise for the beloved cook shortly after her exit, with viewers heaping affection on the show’s first-ever winner. 

‘We have national treasures and now we have Masterchef treasures – 1st person to have that title – Julie Goodwin. So glad you came back. Go well. You’re such a treasure,’ one fan wrote. 

‘Julie you’ll always be the OG,’ another added, referencing the fact Julie won the first season of MasterChef Australia back in 2009. 

‘I wanna say that Julie is a remarkable human. She is the best of us,’ wrote another. 

The star chef was sent home after burning all the bases of her cakes during the challenge - losing to Sarah Todd, with the two women in the bottom two

The star chef was sent home after burning all the bases of her cakes during the challenge – losing to Sarah Todd, with the two women in the bottom two

Another added: ‘Nooooo….Julie – you’re a winner in our eyes.’ 

Julie had an emotional farewell after serving-up a sticky date pudding which failed to impress the judges.   

 

Fans were devastated by the loss of the beloved chef, with some taking to Twitter to write: 'you're a winner in our eyes' to the star

Fans were devastated by the loss of the beloved chef, with some taking to Twitter to write: ‘you’re a winner in our eyes’ to the star  

However, it was the burnt cake bases that sent Julie packing her bags.  

 

‘Which is why, I’m sorry, Julie, for the first time ever you’re going home. You’re amazing,’ he finished.  

Judge Andy called Julie an 'inspiration' for viewers and himself. Julie said she'll never regret coming back to the show after winning the first season

Judge Andy called Julie an ‘inspiration’ for viewers and himself. Julie said she’ll never regret coming back to the show after winning the first season

Judge Andy Allen called Julie an ‘inspiration’ to viewers and himself. 

Julie said she’ll never regret coming back to the show after winning the first season way back in 2009.   

‘You know, I was there in the first generation of this family and it feels kind of appropriate to be handing over, you know, to a new generation,’ Julie said.   

'You know, I was there in the first generation of this family and it feels kind of appropriate to be handing over, you know, to a new generation,' Julie said. Here with judge Melissa Leong

‘You know, I was there in the first generation of this family and it feels kind of appropriate to be handing over, you know, to a new generation,’ Julie said. Here with judge Melissa Leong 

‘So I feel really proud to be able to do that. I’m not disappointed by that whatsoever. It feels right,’ she added. 

Julie finished by saying she can finally be at peace with the idea her first win wasn’t a ‘mistake’, saying this proved she deserved it. 

‘I couldn’t be more grateful to MasterChef,’ she said. ‘It’s been a huge part of my life.’

'I couldn't be more grateful to MasterChef,' Julie said. 'It's been a huge part of my life'

‘I couldn’t be more grateful to MasterChef,’ Julie said. ‘It’s been a huge part of my life’

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