It was down to the ever-popular Julie and returning contestant Lucas, after the MasterChef Australia contestants were told to make two pies: a savoury and a sweet.
But for Lucas Parsons, his two creations weren’t enough to impress the judges, including guest judge Luke Mangan.
“I didn’t nail it today – There is no time for grey areas. I was praying there would be a twist but there wasn’t,” he said.
George Calombaris farewelled him saying, “You have been an absolute pleasure. You’ve already succeeded in another area of your life.
Gary Mehigan added, “Don’t undersell yourself. You’ve cooked some great dishes, you lost today but how much have you gained.” (Cue Helen Reddy, eh Gazza?)
On leaving the series, Lucas, 39, said, “It’s so nice to put your heart on a plate – I’m going to learn from those mistakes, take them to my café, and get it right. I’m walking out of the kitchen happy today. My café is about the coffee at the moment.”
It was a tough show for tonight’s frazzled chefs with many in tears.
The winner of the challenge was Poh, who gets to choose the invention test for Tuesday’s five remaining contestants.