At the stop of the hottest instalment of Masterchef, bosses dedicated the episode to foods critic Charles Campion, who died at the age of 69 in December previous 12 months just ahead of Xmas. The star was a typical critic on the BBC cooking programme on each the skilled and superstar sequence. Emotional viewers took to social media soon after the clearly show paid their possess tribute to the food items journalist.

In the most recent episode of Masterchef, the semi-finalists ended up supplied the process to prepare dinner a number of dishes in a bid to impress hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Gregg and John also invited foods critics Grace Dent, Jay Rayner and Jimi Famurewa to sample the dishes and to give their critique on who need to go as a result of to the final.

As the programme came to a shut, a concept popped up on the display screen, having to pay a tribute to Charles.

“Tonight’s Critics Table semi-ultimate is devoted to the late good food stuff critic Charles Campion who sadly passed away at the conclude of 2020,” the tribute read through.

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The tribute ongoing: “‘Charles’s wit, specialized culinary expertise and enthusiasm for terrific British ingredients and dishes will be sorely missed – as will his legendary really like for some aged fashioned carbs on the plate.”

BBC bosses also took to Twitter to pay a tribute to their pal.

Along with a image of Charles, the tribute browse: “In memory of our pal Charles Campion #MasterChefUK.”

Fans also rushed to Twitter to fork out their respects, 1 supporter tweeted: “He was a guy to be respected, his opinion mattered. RIP.

Paying a tribute, yet another tweeted: “Very sorry to listen to Charles has passed away, lovey person. RIP.”

Campion’s family verified his demise in December 2020 immediately after his daughter, Ashley paid out a tribute on the internet.

 “Sadly, my father Charles Campion handed away on the 23rd December 2020,” she penned.

‘He was a brilliant father, friend and husband. Every person who came into get in touch with with him came absent a tiny much better for it. Appreciate you Dad!!”