Come Dine With Me contestant Peter Marsh has spoken about the astonishing behaviour which led to him being branded the “worst” loser in the Channel 4 show’s history.

The salesman from Oxfordshire threw a massive tantrum that left TV viewers stunned, and Twitter delighted, when he discovered he had finished last.

Unfortunately for him, it quickly went viral.

Peter appears to have put the resulting furore down to the editing of the show.

Talking to The Mirror, he said: “What’s shown is not all that happens and people will believe what they’re shown.”

He went on to say he had been besieged by “hundreds” of people on social media and, as a result, he has now locked his Twitter account.

Oxfordshire's Peter Marsh with his Come Dine With Me guests Jane, Charlotte and Adam
Peter Marsh with his Come Dine With Me guests Jane, Charlotte and Adam (Channel 4)

Come Dine With Me pits amateur cooks against each other over the course of a week, with votes among the contestants deciding the evening’s best dinner party host.

The contestant who scores the most points at the end of the week wins a £1,000 cash prize.

Peter felt brunette competitor Jane had acted unfairly in order to win the prize.

His anger had been growing over the evening and it led to the moment when he found out he’d finished fourth.

“You ruined my night completely just so you could have the money!” he cried.

“I hope now you will spend it on getting some lessons in grace and decorum because you have all the grace of a reversing dump trunk without any tyres on!”

He ended his rant with: “So Jane, take your money and get off my property!”

Jane kept her cool and said she was “absolutely buzzing” to have won.

Watch this episode of Come Dine With Me on demand.