A Wetherspoons chef who went viral for his behind-the-scenes videos has revealed he has lost his job.
He shocked Spoons fans after revealing that their fry-ups are cooked from scratch - with many believing that every meal was microwaved.
And he racked up thousands of views after showing how the pub chain's popular curries are prepared (spoiler: in a microwave).
But his bosses were not impressed and the chef said on TikTok that he was facing a disciplinary hearing over the videos.
Now he has told how he has lost his job - to the disappointment of his fans on the video platform.
In a video uploaded 17 hours ago, the TikToker revealed the sad news - but pledged to continue his cooking videos.
He said: "I've just come back from my disciplinary hearing.
"To my expectations, I've been fired...I've been withdrawn from JD Wetherspoons.
"I'm not surprised at all because at the end of the day, I did break company policy.
"I did have my phone in the kitchen and I did post work stuff on social media.
"Basically they brought up the fact that I continued to post about my ongoing investigation like when I announced the suspension.
"I feel like I would have been fired either way to be honest because that s*** went viral.
"That s*** hit headline news, it was crazy, it's actually mad what's gone on in these two weeks.
"I saw my face everywhere and it's weird still.
"Thank you for all the love and support, it's actually mad.
"Now I'm just going to try and make a bad situation and make it positive.
"I might just do some cooking videos at home, that's what you were saying I should do.
"I could make Wetherspoons type food at home."
In a previous video announcing he had been suspended, the chef added: "My manager has had a meeting with me today about the whole thing, the whole situation. They were really calm about it to be honest.
"They understood and I explained my point of view - it was a mistake.
"I didn’t mean to cause no harm to the company."
His fans were disappointed to learn the bad news - although the former chef commented that it was a "blessing in disguise."
One person commented: "I think this was all worth the ride.
"I mean you have your name out there and you made packet curry look good!
"Happy for ya man; good things are coming."
Another person added: "I fully rate the fact you are owning that you broke company policy and are not being petty!!! Best of luck for the future!"
A third person wrote: "Tbh it didn't defer me from eating at Spoons and actually made me feel better knowing where it was coming from."
In his video showing how the chicken Korma was prepared, the chef joked he didn't "get paid enough for this."
He said: "First up, warm up your defrosted chicken curry in the microwave for about two or three minutes along with your rice for another two minutes.
"Then I prepared these poppadoms earlier so just slap it on the plate. When your rice is ready slap it on the plate. I don’t get paid enough for this.
"Put your curry into the special traditional curry bowl, imported straight from India, custom made just for Spoons. Then put your bread onto the plate."
Fans were impressed by his fry-up video which showed how it was cooked from scratch.
In the 30-second clip he began by grilling two slices of bacon and frying an egg.
After that, he began deep frying two hash browns and puts a slice of bread on the grill.
Then he swiftly plates up a grilled tomato and two sausages, before adding the final ingredients and topping it off with a spoonful of baked beans.