MasterChef viewers accuse judges of favouring contestant's 'basic dessert'

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Another week, another drama on MasterChef.

This week it was ‘Sweet Week’ but some viewers weren’t so sweet with the judges’ choices on Sunday night’s show.

Many fans took to social media to accuse Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston and guest judge Adriano Zumbo of favouritism, after praising contestant Ben Borsht for his dessert dish. 

The judges praised Ben for his dessert dish. Source: Ten
The Queenslander whipped up some meringue kisses. Source: Ten

The Queenslander dished up four meringue kisses served with a curd which left all four judges with smiles on their faces.

Ben was over the moon. Source: Ten

However, viewers were left baffled over the judges’ choices due to Ben’s “basic dessert”.




Another labelled the show as “rigged”.


One other eagle-eyed fan pointed out the judges praised Ben for the “simplicity” of his dish, but criticised others for their simplicity.


One fan even noted how Ben was “the favourite”.


While none of the judges have responded to the criticism on social media, it seems Matt Preston has no regrets, sharing a video of himself licking his fingers after the episode aired.

Just about sums up tonight’s episode! @masterchefau,” he wrote.


Well you know what they say, everyone’s tastebuds are different.

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