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MasterChef Australia: Viewers notice bizarre detail about Nigella Lawson’s ‘hologram’

MasterChef viewers notice one VERY bizarre unexplained detail about Nigella Lawson’s ‘hologram’ guest appearance – after she was unable to fly over from London mid-pandemic

MasterChef Australia viewers went wild for Nigella Lawson on Sunday night, after she made a video-chat appearance on the show all the way from London, England. 

But some fans were left scratching their heads after the 61-year-old challenged five of the contestants to bake her iconic marshmallow and rhubarb cake from scratch. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nigella obviously couldn’t appear on the show in person – and therefore couldn’t make the cake herself for contestants to compare their own creations to.

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Whodunit? MasterChef viewers went wild for Nigella Lawson on Sunday night – but after the English chef, 61, challenged five of the contestants to make her iconic marshmallow and rhubarb cake, some fans were left questioning who made her cake in Australia 

But after no mention was made as to how the cake suddenly materialised on-set by the show’s judges, many took to social media to question who should take credit for the baked good in question.

‘Did Nigella make her cake and send it to Australia via express post?’ one fan laughed, while another added: ‘So who made this version of Nigella’s cake?’

‘If Nigella didn’t bake that cake, can she really take credit for how delicious it is?’ another added.

Bizarre: The contestants had to compare their cake to Nigella's (right), yet the team gave no indication as to who actually made it thanks to the British chef being stuck in the UK

Bizarre: The contestants had to compare their cake to Nigella’s (right), yet the team gave no indication as to who actually made it thanks to the British chef being stuck in the UK

‘Any credit for the staff member who made it? I mean it’s not actually Nigella’s cake?’ a fourth chimed in.

‘I can only assume that if Nigella made that cake it was shipped to Australia in refrigerated transport with a bunch of vaccines,’ a fifth said.

‘Wait, who actually made Nigella’s cake? Or did they Fedex it from the UK? I missed this crucial information?’ another giggled.

On Sunday’s episode, Nigella first introduced a task in which the contestants were asked to identify the ingredients to 18 different types of biscuit in 15 minutes.

Speaking out: Fans in their masses took to social media to question just who crafted the pretty cake in question

Speaking out: Fans in their masses took to social media to question just who crafted the pretty cake in question 

Delicious: Nigella explained the recipe for this marshmallow and rhubarb cake

Delicious: Nigella explained the recipe for this marshmallow and rhubarb cake

The five who identified the least – Conor Curran, Brent Draper, Maja Veit, Yoyo Yang and Tom Levick – then had to bake Nigella’s beloved toasted marshmallow and rhubarb cake from scratch.

The twist was that they would have to create the dish from Nigella’s description alone, or risk being eliminated from the competition.

YoYo Yang became the second contestant to be booted off the show, after failing to wow the judges with her creation.

Another one bites the dust: YoYo Yang soon became the second contestant to be booted off the show, after failing to wow the judges with her creation

Another one bites the dust: YoYo Yang soon became the second contestant to be booted off the show, after failing to wow the judges with her creation

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