MASTERCHEF: The Professionals fan-favourite Sagar Massey lost in the final after a huge error – and fans were gutted.
The MasterChef: The Professionals final saw the budding chefs battle it out to be crowed the MasterChef winner.
The challenges this week included the chance of a lifetime to cook for 20 culinary heavyweights at one of the most prestigious and unique cooking events in the country.
Nikita impressed Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing, acclaimed chef Anna Haugh and seasoned MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace with innovative, memorable dishes inspired from her travels, mainly around Asia.
Nikita became the 16th professional chef to earn the esteemed MasterChef: The Professionals title.
She takes her place in MasterChef history alongside other outstanding champions.
But, viewers had their hearts set on another hopeful chef, Sagar, who they felt could’ve “won it”.
Fans of the show noticed said that he came close to winning but because of an error with the blue pipping bag during one of the challenges he lost.
Taking to twitter, those at home watching shared their thoughts on Sagar losing right at the end.
One viewer wrote: “I am gutted for Sagar, if not for that piping bag glitch, I am sure he could’ve won it. He’s got a bright future ahead of him.”
Another added: “Yeah, Nikita was a worthy winner, but I know who’s restaurant I want to eat at… Sagar’s food looks so yummy.”
A third penned: “I think the blue piping bag has done it for Sagar.”
A fourth disappointed viewer wrote: “Oh no! My heart breaks for Sagar, didn’t something similar happen last year?”
While a fifth added: “Sagar should’ve definitely been the winner.”
Reacting to her win, Nikita said: “This is incredible and I can’t put it into words. It surpasses every achievement of my life. I don’t know how I’m going to top this. This is the peak, I think I’ve reached it!”
MasterChef: The Professionals is available to watch on iPlayer