Adam Pearson, a Celebrity MasterChef contestant, apologized sarcastically to his fans after he got kicked from the BBC show.
The TV presenter and disabilities campaigner was starring alongside Ryan Thomas from the British hit series, Coronation Street, Kitty Scott Claus from RuPaul’s Drag Race, DJ Lisa Snowdon, and Katya Jones from Strictly Home Dancing.
Eventually, Adam was removed from the show because he messed up his chicken dish, which led him to make an insincere apology to his fans.
In the Instagram video, Pearson said:
“I know. I’m sorry, I know.
“You don’t have to tweet me, you don’t have to tell me, you don’t have to call me – I know.
“All my WhatsApp has been is disappointment from family. I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.
“Again, to reiterate, I know and I’m sorry.”
Needless to say, Adam’s apology may have been unnecessary, since this is just a TV show, and no one was hurt.
Adam captioned the video:
“So after tonight’s @MasterChefUK performance I feel the obligatory ‘celebrity’ apology is merited. I let you down, me down and let us down.
“I hope that, in time, you can ALL forgive me and let me return, stronger than ever. I take FULL accountability, I own this, Yours, Adam.”
But the fans saw the funny side of Adam’s apology and mocked him for bowing down to social pressure, as many other celebrities have done before him.
Later on, the 37-year-old clarified his comments, saying:
“Sarcasm, one of the many skills I offer.”
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Before he became part of MasterChef, Adam had given praise to the producers for treating disabled contestants well. In an interview with Metro, he said:
“It’s that thing of upskilling. Any situation I can put myself in where I can meet new people and learn a new skill is an opportunity that I always relish.
“Often with minority talent, and particularly disabled talent, they get pigeonholed into only doing – massive air quotes here – disability things.”
“I’ve got no idea what disability things are, so if someone could let me know and I could start doing them, that would be great!
“But no, it was something that existed outside of that realm, and it seemed like a real opportunity to sort of step out of that bubble.
“I think diversity works at its best when you see disabled people alongside non-disabled people doing the same thing and interacting on the same playing field.”
To learn more about Adam’s story, please see the video below:
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