Josh has become the latest contestant eliminated from the Great Pottery Throw Down after another gripping week.
In the latest episode of the Channel 4 competition, the potters were tasked with creating inanimate objects, before attempting the bottle kiln challenge to impress judges Keith Brymer and Rich Miller.
However, Josh struggled throughout and was the third person sent home.
Announcing his exit, host Ellie Taylor told the hopefuls: ‘The person who’ll be leaving the pottery this week is Josh. Sorry Josh.’
‘This has been savagely rogue, entertaining…,’ he told the camera following his exit.
‘I’m feeling okay, I knew it was going to happen. Obviously I’m disappointed to leave but the judges made the right decision. They definitely did.
‘I’m really proud of myself for even getting here and I’ve learned so much from the other potters. They’re all so good, they’re all amazing.’
‘The banter wheels did fall off the wagon but I’ve had a great time,’ he added. ‘It’s been awesome. Awesome.’
While it wasn’t a great day for Josh, co-star Nick Robatto came out on top and was named potter of the week for his impressive creations.
‘I’m buzzing, I can’t believe it. I did not expect that at all,’ he said of the win.
Heaping praise on the star, Rich added in a VT: ‘Porcelain paper clay is a difficult material to work with, but Nick managed to bring the best out in it.
‘He just got exquisite measures of detail and the way he used that underglaze just really enhanced all of those surfaces.
‘It was that eye-catching plinth working piece that Keith and I were looking for.’
Not too shabby.
Things are set to get even more complicated for the potters next week, as they are asked to turn their hands to Japanese tea sets.
Ellie teased that ‘temperatures will rise’ in the second challenge, which is ‘hard to pull off’.
Bring it on.
The Great Pottery Throw Down continues on Sunday at 7.45pm on Channel 4.