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MasterChef contestant Conor Curran hits back after judge Jock Zonfrillo criticises ‘shaky hands’  

MasterChef favourite Conor Curran hits back after judge Jock Zonfrillo criticises his ‘shaky hands’ during steak challenge

On Monday’s episode of MasterChef, contestant Conor Curran had a rather awkward interaction with judge Jock Zonfrillo. 

When dishing up his medium rare steak with pea and mint puree, the Melbourne cook, 27, was so nervous he shook while pouring out his Madeira sauce. 

‘Look at that shake!’ Jock quipped, with fellow judge Andy Allen then asking Conor if he was alright. 

Clash: On Monday’s episode of MasterChef, contestant Conor Curran had a rather awkward interaction with judge Jock Zonfrillo.

‘It’s you! Every time you make me so nervous Jock,’ Conor shot back, appearing a tad rattled, albeit amused. 

 Judge Melissa Leong stepped in to settle the situation, telling Conor ‘it’s okay’ in a soothing tone. 

In the end, the judges has mixed opinions about Conor’s dish, which represented his team in the challenge. 

Nervous: When dishing up his medium rare steak with pea and mint puree, the Melbourne cook, 27, was so nervous he shook while pouring out his Madeira sauce

Nervous: When dishing up his medium rare steak with pea and mint puree, the Melbourne cook, 27, was so nervous he shook while pouring out his Madeira sauce

Back and forth: 'Look at that shake!' Jock quipped. 'It's you! Every time you make me so nervous Jock,' Conor shot back

Back and forth: ‘Look at that shake!’ Jock quipped. ‘It’s you! Every time you make me so nervous Jock,’ Conor shot back

The judges praised the puree, calling it rustic, but raised concerns about the steak being ‘a touch over’ caramelised. 

They called for ‘more finesse next time’ from the young chef, who ultimately lost to the opposing team. 

Conor has proved to be a breakout star on the latest season of MasterChef.   

Twitter was quick to erupt in praise for the queer chef, who referred to himself as a ‘plant daddy’, as he showed his calm approach in the kitchen. 

Fans: Conor has proved to be a breakout star on the latest season of MasterChef

 Fans: Conor has proved to be a breakout star on the latest season of MasterChef

Conor was a hit during the introduction clips early in the series, showing a playful side in a piece-to-camera for the show. 

‘My personality. I don’t even know,’ he said, beaming. ‘I would say my friends say I am loyal and honest and I would say very enthusiastic is a nice way to put it,’ he said. 

‘I’m sure other people think he is a bit too much but I think I am the perfect amount.’ 

MasterChef Australia continues Tuesday at 7.30pm on Channel Ten 

Star: Twitter was quick to erupt in praise for the queer chef, who referred to himself as a 'plant daddy', as he showed his calm approach in the kitchen

Star: Twitter was quick to erupt in praise for the queer chef, who referred to himself as a ‘plant daddy’, as he showed his calm approach in the kitchen

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