The star chef and I'm A Celebrity winner branded the BBC culinary competition a "turn-off", adding that he took particular exception to the way contestants are affected by attempts to over-dramatise the show.
He told The Sun: "I have had enough of seeing shows where someone cries and gets voted off. I can't do that. Nobody's life depends on a show. Nobody's life depends on a plate of food. I switch off."
D'Acampo further argued that judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode should do more to encourage hopefuls, adding: "You can work with people more with a smile than if you make them shake."
Torode recently defended the controversial MasterChef rule changes by claiming that contestants are now unable to "beat the system".
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