MasterChef Australia 2023

Logie Awards 2023: MasterChef win Most Popular Reality Program with Logie dedicated to Jock Zonfrillo

"Everybody give it up for Jock Zonfrillo!"

MasterChef Australia: Fan vs Favourites was awarded Most Popular Reality Program at the 63rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards.

Accepting the statue, Melissa Leong said: “Thank you so much to our incredible cast for constantly pouring out your hearts and your souls and showing us who you are on the plate every single time.

“And, thank you so much for the audience for sticking with us through thick and thin, especially in the year that we’ve had.”

Following her acceptance, the executive producer of the series, Marty Benson, dedicated the Logie to the late Jock Zonfrillo.

“As I stand here tonight, it’s still hard to believe that my mate and our amazing judge Jock is no longer with us. So big man. This is 100% dedicated to you.”

“Tonight we’re gonna celebrate Jock style. So please, everybody give it up for Jock Zonfrillo!”

Melissa Leong speaks about Jock Zonfrillo on the red carpet

During an interview with Chattr on the red carpet, Leong said that it’s “obviously a mind-boggling life experience when things like this happen and we do the best with what we have while we have it. Don’t wait.” she said.

“I think it’s just really a testament to us learning that we must not take for granted the things that are great in our lives.”

Watch our coverage of the 63rd Annual Logie Awards red carpet below:

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