Jasmeet Dial - the Langley dad who triumphed for two weeks as a contestant on television's MasterChef competition - saw his time on the show come to an end on Wednesday night.

He had made it into the semi-finals joining fellow contestants as they undertook such thrilling challenges as cooking for 120 sailors and officers on board the destroyer HMS Diamond in Portsmouth for their Trafalgar day dinner - watched by televiewers on Monday night.

He helped make the desert - a blackberry mousse with caramalised pairs - as the clock ticked, the hungry sailors waited and a tough navy chef turned up the pressure.

By Wednesday night's show this week the 60 original contestants had been whittled down to 'the magnificent seven'.

Sadly Jasmeet was one of two who did not make it to next week's final.

His final task was to create a trio of starters inspired by someone he loved.

He explained to star chef presenters and judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode that he was recreating food that had been served at his wedding.

He said: "It was an arranged marriage and we had only met a handful of times before we married. This is the first meal we sat down to."

MasterChef was filmed weeks ago of course and Jasmeet, 37, has been 'locked down' like everyone else, watching it on television with his wife Kamaldeep who persuaded him to try for the show and two daughters Pryana, seven and Jasryn, two.

He is passionate about Indian food and impressed superchef judges Greg Wallace and John Torode early in the show with his three different aubergine dishes - leading to him making it to the hit TV show’s semi-final Knockout week which has kept viewers engrossed all this week.

Jasmeet has been a senior graphic designer at Synergy Intense concentration needed Vision since August 2019.

His last word to viewers as he left the show?

"This has been something I'll always cherish and keep close to my heart."