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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. In tonight's Celebrity MasterChef semi-final, John Torode and Gregg Wallace announced Gethin Jones would not be progressing any further in the BBC show as a result of illness. Fans of the TV presenter were devastated by the news and took to Twitter to comment.

Celebrity MasterChef final: Amar Latif opens up on how he prepared After the six semi-finalists had completed their first challenge, Gregg made an announcement. He said: "Gethin is not joining us, he is unwell and I'm sure like us you wish him all the best and a speedy recovery." One said: "So is Gethin alright now then like I need this confirmation I've just been left on a soap cliffhanger ending #CelebrityMasterChef." "Oh Gethin, robbed by illness! #CelebrityMasterChef," another shared. Read more: Celebrity MasterChef 2020: When was Celebrity Masterchef filmed? Sign up to FREE email alerts from Daily Star - TV Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Celebrity Masterchef fans were devastated to learn Gethin Jones had dropped out of the competition this evening after making it to the final seven.

After impressing a celebrity chef in the first half of the show, The One Show host suddenly pulled out of the show after falling ill. Returning to the infamous Masterchef kitchen, hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace explained that Gethin would not be coming back. Gregg said: "Can I start by saying Gethin is not joining us, he is unwell. I'm sure, like all of us, you wish him all the best and a speedy recovery." The voiceover then added: "With Gethin unwell and unable to continue in the competition, it's down to the last six to continue in the final." Getting back to business, the six remaining contestants continued cooking – but viewers were left distracted by Gethin's disappearance. Taking to their keyboards, Celebrity Masterchef fans expressed their concerns for Gethin's health, disappointed he had left the competition.

One said: "Oh no @GethincJones has gone because he's poorly, what a shame for him." "Gethin... nooooooo," added a second. And a third wondered: "What happened to @GethincJones?" Earlier in the episode, Italian chef Aldo Zilli appeared on the show, teaching the celebrity finalists some of his most beloved recipes. Gethin was instructed to cook a piece of fish on a bed of polenta, decorated with seasonal vegetables as a garnish. (Image: BBC) Praising Gethin's cooking, presenter Gregg swooned: "I think it's an absolute triumph my friend." The Welsh TV personality was thrilled with his feedback, telling the cameras: "I'm absolutely buzzing after that." Unfortunately, his unexpected exit – and the elimination later in the episode – meant just Sir Matthew Pinsent, Sam Quek and Riyadh Khalaf remained in the competition. Who will be crowned the champion of Celebrity Masterchef 2020? To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Amar Latif has become a firm fan favourite with Celebrity MasterChef viewers, thanks to his cooking skills and sense of humour. The TV presenter has whipped up some epic meals for John Torode and Gregg Wallace, and is one step closer to the final after last night's tense instalment. The gang whipped up food for the staff at the Guide Dogs charity – with Apprentice star Thomas Skinner eventually sent home. And Amar – the show's first ever blind contestant – opened up about the tense scenes, joking that he assumed they were cooking for the dogs. During an appearance on today's episode of This Morning, the 45-year-old told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford: 'It makes things easier when you can't see because you can't see any problems. Advertisement 'You just get on with it and you're imagining the world around you. I'm imagining lots of happy people. Amar opened up about his time in the infamous MasterChef kitchen (Picture: ITV) 'We were cooking for the Guide Dogs Centre so I was just imagining lots of these lovely little labradors. 'I thought I might not need to cook that great, I thought it might be for the dogs,' he laughed. 'But it wasn't, it was for the people working in the centres.' Those would have been some very lucky pups… Amar was joined by fellow semi-finalists Sam Quek, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Phil Daniels, Judi Love, Riyadh Khalaf, Gethin Jones and Thomas, to cook for 100 people, in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Guide Dogs For The Blind. After the tense task, they returned to the infamous MasterChef kitchen to recreate their favourite takeaway. – however, Thomas' offerings weren't quite up to scratch, and he was eliminated. And Amar was convinced he would be the one who was sent packing after he didn't get rave reviews from the judges. 'I feel it was a very close call. A very, very close call,' he told the cameras. 'And I'm so glad I've got the opportunity to keep going.' The host will get another chance to impress the judges in the final, on BBC One tonight, from 7.30pm. This Morning continues on weekdays, at 10am, on ITV. Got a story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Post Malone gets high on mushrooms and talks about seeing UFO in nearly four-hour-long Joe Rogan podcast MORE: The Vamps' James McVey opens up about past 'unhealthy obsession with extreme dieting and exercise'