MasterChef viewers left heartbroken over Jock Zonfrillo moment: 'Bittersweet'
The late Scottish-born chef's witty quip left viewers somber.
MasterChef fans have been left heartbroken over a ‘bittersweet’ moment between Jock Zonfrillo, contestant Theo Loizou and former winner Emilia Jackson on the show.
The beloved judge was farewelled at a private funeral in Sydney on Saturday morning. The Glasgow-born star was found dead at 2am in Melbourne on May 1, after police received a call requesting a “welfare check”.
On Tuesday night’s episode of the Channel 10 show, fans were left somber after watching the chef’s witty quip while doing a walk around during a cook.
‘Australia's queen of choux’, Emelia Jackson set a pressure test challenge for the contestants on Tuesday night, where they had to create either a sweet or savoury dish with her choux pastry recipe.
Contestant Theo Loizou, who worked in a Parisienne boulangerie for years, decided to whip up a sweet dish in order to win over the judges' praises.
“What’s the dish mate,” Jock asked Theo, after arriving at his workstation with guest judge Emilia.
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“I’m making lemon curd filled choux with a meringue on top,” Theo responded.
Jock went on to question Theo, asking him: “Have you made choux pastry before?”
“I have actually, yeah,” Theo responded, with Jock putting on a funny face and responding: “Well alright then”.
Emilia then joined the conversation, giving Theo some past advice as a former contestant and winner of the show.
“First lesson Theo, always say no,” she said.
Theo then jokingly backtracked, saying: “Yeah, I’ve never done this before and I’m really worried about it.”
“Undersell, overdeliver,”” Emilia said.
Fans took to the comments section after a video of the moment was posted to the official MasterChef page, with one person writing: “Bittersweet Moment with Jock and Emelia.”
“Going to Miss Jocks Humour so much,” another person wrote.
“Aww jock's humour he was so funny. I love Emilia though so super pumped for tonight ,” one fan of the show wrote.
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