In the second episode of the new series of MasterChef Ireland on RTÉ One on Wednesday night, three amateur chefs secured their place in the final 10 of the competition.

In Wednesday's episode, Rich Dales, Charlie Day, Gary Keegan and Niamh Mannion worked a busy lunch service at Dublin hotels The Dylan (Charlie and Gary) and The Shelbourne (Niamh and Rich).

They later cooked to impress Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier in the MasterChef Ireland kitchen, where the judges decided it was time for Gary Keegan to hang up his MasterChef apron.

The new series continues on RTÉ One on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8:30pm.