MasterChef's Andy Allen and Melissa Leong have broken their silence a day after news that their co-star, Jock Zonfrillo, had passed away.
"When I met you five years ago, I knew our lives were about to change forever," Andy wrote on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon. "What I didn't realise is how close Alex [Andy's fiance] and I would become outside of the kitchen with you, Lauren [Jock's wife], and your kids.
"You've taught me so much about food, but it's the lessons I learnt about what it means to be a great father, husband, and friend that I'll take away from our time together and will last forever."
Tributes have flowed in for the judge of Channel 10's cooking show in the wake of his death on Sunday, with his family announcing the loss of their “irreplaceable husband, father, brother, son, and friend” on Instagram on Monday.
“With completely shattered hearts and without knowing how we can possibly move through life without him, we are devastated to share that Jock passed away yesterday,” their statement read.