Master chef Stars and fans of the show have paid tribute to food critic Charles Campion, who appeared regularly on the show.
She wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately, my father Charles Campion passed away on December 23, 2020.
“He was a brilliant father, friend, and husband. Everyone who came into contact with him came off a little better. I love you dad! ”
News of Campion’s death was first shared by food journalist Dan Saladino, who tweeted, “Rest in peace, Charles Campion – a good food lover (and food stories) and a great friend of @BBCFoodProf.”
Campion was known for preferring traditional food over “pretentious” dishes and was known in the UK as an advocate for small restaurants and food companies.
Tracey MacLeod who appeared on Master chef Next to Campion, the tweeted: “Sad news about Charles Campion, the most knowledgeable, polite and clearest colleague at the @ MasterChefUK review table.
“He lived for his family and often talked about it during breaks when he wasn’t grumbling about dessert parsley. We’ll miss you, CC.”
The cause of Campion’s death has not yet been disclosed.
As well as his appearances on Master chef, He wrote a number of cookbooks and a culinary treatise entitled Fifty Recipes To Bet Your Life On.
He also worked for BBC Radio and co-hosted the SkyTV series The greatest dishes in the world.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Ashley and Geoffrey.