Rude MasterChef joke leaves stars in stitches

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

When MasterChef’s Ben Ungermann presented his "ice cream for breakfast" dish to the judges on Sunday night's episode, he didn't notice one very rude detail.

The judges and contestants were left in stitches when judge Jock Zonfrillo noticed the dish had a slightly phallic shape to it with two perfect scoops of ice cream and a wafer in the centre.

MasterChef's judges and contestants were left in stitches after seeing Ben's rude shaped dish. Photo: Ten

When asked what his dish was called, Ben said, "So, this is ice cream for breakfast”, to which Jock quipped: "It does look like something that you would have in the morning," causing the room to erupt in laughter.

It wasn't only Jock who noticed with judge Melissa Leong adding: "Oh, I'm glad I wasn't the only one that saw that. Did he do that on purpose?"

Jock asked: "Is that why you're called Big Ben?"

The joking continued as the judges tasted the dish, with Jock saying it was a "little bit stiff".

It comes following the news Ben left the show during filming after a ‘police matter’.

The dish in question featured two perfect scoops of ice cream and a wafer at the centre. Photo: Ten

The Daily Telegraph reports contestants were told by Endemol Shine that Ben left "for personal reasons" but were given no further information.

A representative for Endemol Shine said in a statement, "We can confirm Ben Ungermann has left the MasterChef Australia competition."

"As this is a police matter, we will not be making further comment."

According to New Idea, the show's editors were reportedly told to "cut [Ben] out the best you can".

The incident came as a huge shock to the bosses at Ten, with a source saying, "No one could have imagined something like that would ever happen."

Ben addressed this when a fan commented on his Instagram saying: "I'm actually devastated. How do they edit you out?"

To which he responded: "That's up to MasterChef Australia. Appreciate the support."

In another comment, a fan said he’d heard a rumour that Ben had been kicked off the show due to a police incident, with the chef relying: “Don’t believe everything you read guys”.

It's unclear at this stage whether Ben left voluntarily.

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