Last night MasterChef contestant Brent Draper exited the competition in heart breaking scenes.
The loveable larrikin has been a fan favourite in the competition, with his finessed food and ability to use his tradie background to create precise dishes making him one to watch throughout the competition.
“I can’t cook,” he announced to the judges, “just mentally, I’m not there.”
He was pulled aside by Judge Jock Zamfrilo for a chat which was a nice moment seeing two men discuss mental health
Speaking to Jock, Brent said he had never experienced something like this before, telling the judge, “I just can’t get out of my head. It’s just affecting my cook, my sleep. Everything. I don’t want to, but I think it’s the only thing… I think I’ve come to the point where all that’s going to help me, getting home, sorting myself out.”
After making the decision to end his time in the competition Brent said, “I’m 100 percent leaving with my head held high. I’m so proud of what I’ve done here.
“By doing this, I hope I show others just to keep checking on people. You never know who’s having a tough one. I’ve got a lot of relief now, I think it’s only going to get better as I get home to my wife and Alfie… I’m going back to greatness.”