Jason Byrne has followed fellow comedian Mark Watson in being voted off Marco's Kitchen Burnout on his very first appearance.
Byrne competed against Nancy Dell'Olio and Deborah Stevenson in the ITV1 cooking competition last night, coming second on points after preparing dinner for boxer Barry McGuigan and his friends, then 25 paying customers.
Stevenson comfortably won with a score of 65, securing her place in the next round, while Byrne scored 48 and Dell'Olio 43 points.
Host Marco Pierre White then had to decide which of the other two to eject, and chose to send Byrne home – despite calling Dell'Olio the most dangerous person he had ever encountered in a kitchen after she set the stove alight several times.
Byrne said: ‘I have lost but not in a democratic way. To describe Marco’s kitchen is really easy - when he says “welcome to my chamber of torture” he means it, it is a really charming torture.’
Watson was thrown off the show last week after coming third to WAG Elen Rives and TV presenter Ruth Langsford.