MasterChef contestant Conor Curran strikes back after judge Jock Zonfrillo criticizes ‘shaky hands’

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MasterChef favorite Conor Curran strikes back after judge Jock Zonfrillo criticizes his ‘trembling hands’ during steak challenge

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

Serving his medium rare steak with pea and mint purée, the 27-year-old Melbourne cook was so nervous that he shook as he poured out his Madeira sauce.

“Look at that shock!” Jock joked, while fellow judge Andy Allen asked Conor if he was okay.

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

‘It’s you! Anytime you make me so nervous, Jock, ”Conor threw back, rattling a bit, albeit amused.

Judge Melissa Leong stepped in to resolve the situation, saying to Conor in a calming voice, “It’s okay.”

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

Nervous: When serving his medium rare steak with pea and mint purée, the 27-year-old Melbourne cook was so nervous that he shook while pouring out his Madeira sauce

Nervous: When serving his medium rare steak with pea and mint purée, the 27-year-old Melbourne cook was so nervous that he shook while pouring out his Madeira sauce

Back and forth:

Back and forth: “Look at that shake!” Jock joked. ‘It’s you! Anytime you make me so nervous, Jock, ”Conor retorted

The judges praised the mash, calling it rustic, but expressed concern that the steak had ‘a touch’ of caramelized.

They called for ‘more finesse next time’ from the young chef, who eventually lost to the opponent.

Conor has proven to be a breakout star in the final season of MasterChef.

Twitter quickly broke out in praise for the queer chef, who called himself a “ plant daddy, ” while showing off his calm approach in the kitchen.

Fans: Conor has proven to be a breakout star on the final season of MasterChef

Fans: Conor has proven to be a breakout star on the final season of MasterChef

Conor was a hit during the introductory clips at the beginning of 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 I am really excited, that’s a nice way to put it,” he said.

“I’m sure other people think he’s a little bit too much, but I think I’m the perfect amount.”

MasterChef Australia continues on Channel Ten on Tuesday at 7.30pm

Star: Twitter quickly burst into praise for the queer chef, who called himself a 'plant daddy', while showing his calm approach in the kitchen

Star: Twitter quickly burst into praise for the queer chef, who called himself a ‘plant daddy’, while showing his calm approach in the kitchen

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