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Offspring actor Matt Le Nevez is booted from Celebrity MasterChef

Offspring actor Matt Le Nevez is booted from Celebrity MasterChef after failing to impress the judges with his duck and ‘grainy’ mash


Actor Matt Le Nevez was sent packing from the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen on Sunday night. 

The 42-year-old was gracious in defeat when judge Andy Allen told him he failed to cut the mustard with his duck and mash dish. 

‘Mate, the flavour of the mash is on point,’ Andy began.  

Out: Offspring actor Matt Le Nevez, 42, (pictured) was booted from Celebrity MasterChef on Sunday after failing to impress the judges with his duck and mash

‘Like, you’ve loaded it up with butter and seasoning, which is what you need to do. It’s just… it’s a little bit grainy.

‘Then the duck breast. My render could have been, you know, a touch better.’   

The Offspring star, however, offered nothing but a sweet farewell to the judges after being called out for the rookie error. 

Today felt like being back on stage or on a big day on a movie set with all the pressure of getting it right,’ said the beloved actor

‘I’ve enjoyed learning and I’m a better cook now than when I first got here,’ he added.

He was then hugged by the rest of the cast in a send off.  

Skills: 'I wanted to learn as much as I could about cooking the duck, because I've never cooked a duck before in my life,' the actor said

Skills: ‘I wanted to learn as much as I could about cooking the duck, because I’ve never cooked a duck before in my life,’ the actor said

Speaking to Ten afterwards Matt said he didn’t have any regrets. 

‘I wanted to learn as much as I could about cooking the duck, because I’ve never cooked a duck before in my life,’ the actor said. 

‘I thought I might have a chance to survive, I thought it might come down and Dilruk [Jayasinha]  and I because I knew Tilly [Ramsay] would be okay because she’s an incredible chef,’ he said. 

Matt went on to say he was always a fan of the reality show.   

‘I never had any desire to be on reality television at all, but to me, it isn’t that, it’s a show that highlights and exemplifies cooking,’ he said. 

Fan: 'I never had any desire to be on reality television at all, but to me, it isn't that, it's a show that highlights and exemplifies cooking,' Matt said

 Fan: ‘I never had any desire to be on reality television at all, but to me, it isn’t that, it’s a show that highlights and exemplifies cooking,’ Matt said

‘I really wanted a chance to learn from the judges and the experience and try and become a better cook, because families revolve around the kitchen.’  

Matt chose to support the charity People Stories during his time on Celebrity Masterchef, which offers education support to children in regional and remote areas of Cambodia.  

Celebrity MasterChef continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

Who will win? Celebrity MasterChef continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

Who will win? Celebrity MasterChef continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

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