Jock Zonfrillo has revealed the unexpected reason he couldn't attend the 2022 TV WEEK Logie Awards alongside his fellow MasterChef hosts.
The celebrity chef took to Instagram on Sunday to share his sadness over missing TV's night of nights.
"Big shout out to everybody who's up at the Logies today. I'm bummed that I can't come," he said in a video.
"I had a bit of an operation just got out of hospital today," he added, pointing to a small bandage on his neck. Jock didn't reveal why he needed surgery.
"Good luck to the MasterChef crew, I know you guys are up for an award.
"All our mates at [Channel] 10, have a great night, have a couple drinks for me and I'll see you when you get back."
Jock sadly missed out on accepting MasterChef's award with Andy Allen and Melissa Leong when the beloved cooking show won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Reality Program.
While accepting the award, Melissa made a special tribute to Jock, telling the audience: "Jock was sadly unable the make it this evening. But hey mate. We brought another Scotsman out, our boss."
Fellow MasterChef star Andy Allen heaped praise on the show, saying: "It's a joy to come to work every single day."
MasterChef was also nominated for Most Outstanding Reality Program, but the award went to I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Meanwhile, Melissa was up for the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, as well as the Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter - but both went to Hamish Blake.
"It's not lost on me that this acknowledgement comes for a job that very much requires the three of us to really succeed," she told TV WEEK of her nomination.
"We're lucky to have the chemistry and friendship we have, and the way we are, and the way we're able to fly is with the support of the other two. I think that's true for each of us."