Chrissie Swan’s tasteless quip after MasterChef star reveals breast cancer diagnosis on The Project

Chrissie Swan makes tasteless quip after MasterChef Australia contestant Minoli De Silva reveals breast cancer diagnosis on The Project – before co-host changes the subject to JAFFLES

Chrissie Swan was lost for an appropriate response when MasterChef Australia contestant Minoli De Silva discussed her cancer diagnosis on Monday’s episode of The Project.

The chef appeared on the program to promote her appearance on the cooking competition, revealing that she had gotten the bad news about her health the same day she was approached to return to MasterChef.

‘It was probably the day that had the biggest high and the biggest low I ever had. It seemed surreal,’ the 35-year-old, who originally competed on season 13 of MasterChef, told Chrissie.

Discussion: Chrissie Swan was lost for an appropriate response when MasterChef Australia contestant Minoli De Silva (pictured) discussed her cancer diagnosis on Monday's episode of The Project

Discussion: Chrissie Swan was lost for an appropriate response when MasterChef Australia contestant Minoli De Silva (pictured) discussed her cancer diagnosis on Monday’s episode of The Project

‘In the morning I got a call from my doctor and he told me that the breast cancer had come back from an ultrasound that happened a week ago and I cried just more tears than I can remember in a long time,’ she continued crying.

‘Then, MasterChef calls me up in the afternoon and it was like, “We’ve got some news that might be really shocking.”

‘I didn’t say anything and they told me I had a chance to come back into the MasterChef kitchen.’

'In the morning I got a call from my doctor and he told me that the breast cancer had come back from an ultrasound that happened a week ago and I cried just more tears than I can remember crying in a long time,' Minoli said

‘In the morning I got a call from my doctor and he told me that the breast cancer had come back from an ultrasound that happened a week ago and I cried just more tears than I can remember crying in a long time,’ Minoli said

Oh dear: Chrissie (pictured) fumbled a reply, ignoring Minoli's discussion of her cancer.'Wow from the sublime to the ridiculous, I don't know which one is which!'  Chrissie interjected

Oh dear: Chrissie (pictured) fumbled a reply, ignoring Minoli’s discussion of her cancer.’Wow from the sublime to the ridiculous, I don’t know which one is which!’ Chrissie interjected

Chrissie fumbled a reply, ignoring Minoli’s discussion of her cancer altogether.

‘Wow from the sublime to the ridiculous, I don’t know which one is which!’ Chrissie interjected.

Co-star Sarrah Le Marquand then chinmed in, changing the subject to a dish the chef had made during Sunday’s episode.

‘Let’s talk jaffles. Your jaffle saved all of the favorites from elimination last night. We want to know how they did thank you?”‘ she said.

Left out: Viewers watching at home noticed the omission

Left out: Viewers watching at home noticed the omission

The subject of Minoli’s diagnosis was dropped and not mentioned again by The Project panel.

Viewers watching at home noticed the omission, with one person tweeting: ‘Jeepers… a MasterChef contestant just opened up to you about a breast cancer diagnosis, and because it wasn’t scripted for your panel with prepared responses, they just froze and completely ignored it?! Pretty woeful’.

Another wrote: ‘Chrissy saying “from the sublime to the ridiculous” after Minoli talked about getting a cancer diagnosis and a call from MasterChef on the same day was really poor. How about “how are you feeling?”‘

Dropped: The subject of Minoli's diagnosis was dropped and not mentioned again by The Project panel

Dropped: The subject of Minoli’s diagnosis was dropped and not mentioned again by The Project panel

Someone else asked: ‘Did the project just brush over Minoli’s cancer diagnosis?’

In a podcast this week, Minoli revealed that she had undergone a bilateral mastectomy – removing both breasts – prior to returning to MasterChef.

She was first diagnosed with stage 3A triple positive breast cancer at age 31 and underwent a lumpectomy, six months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiotherapy.

Hard: In a podcast this week, Minoli revealed that she had undergone a bilateral mastectomy - removing both breasts - prior to returning to MasterChef

Hard: In a podcast this week, Minoli revealed that she had undergone a bilateral mastectomy – removing both breasts – prior to returning to MasterChef

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