Masterchef Australia contestant Reece Hignell was eliminated on Thursday night.
But his biggest regret wasn't leaving the competition, but being pitted against his best friend, Jess Liemantara, 19.
The 28-year-old struck up a very close bond with Jess during filming, constantly posting images together to social media.
'It was heartbreaking as we were super close': Eliminated MasterChef Australia contestant Reece Hignell struggled being pit against 'best friend' Jess Liemantara (R) and admits he was 'ready to go home'
Reece told The Project on Friday night: 'It was heartbreaking. Me and Jess were super close and we're really great friends'.
He added: 'One on one against her, like it is hard enough being in elimination let alone versing your best friend and it broke my heart a little bit.'
Reece went on to say that he hopes that his close friend wins the competition.
Supportive: Reece went on to say that he hopes that his close friend wins the competition
Mates: The 28-year-old and the 19-year-old struck up a very close bond, constantly posting images together to social media
'Jess, the things she can actually make is crazy. I'm gob