Things were getting serious in the MasterChef kitchen as six amateur cooks returned for the second quarter-final in front of judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, tasked with cooking a piece of fish.

But it wasn’t all that serious on Twitter.

As soon as the Twitterati realised the cooks were being asked to prepare a piece of brill for food critic Charles Campion they just wanted to hear one joke.

 

 

The wannabe chefs – Stuart, Julie, Chris, Caron, Tom and Pedro – presented their plates of food for Charles and MasterChef judges.

Stuart, Julie, Chris S, Caron, Tom N, Pedro in the second MasterChef quarter final

MasterChef quater-finalists (Shine TV/BBC)

 

Pedro presented his piece of brill with clams, chorizo, a chive mash and a vermouth and lemon sauce.

And there was only one way for Charles to respond…

“It’s brill! Nice piece of fish.”

And Twitter got just what it wanted.

 

 

 

Although there was a *slight* conspiracy about why brill was on the menu at all.

 

 

 

 

Unsurprisingly, Pedro made it through to the knock-out stages, along with Stuart and Chris.

Julie, Caron and Tom were sent home.

MasterChef continues on BBC1, Wednesday, April 6, 8.00pm.