A Masterchef mystery box challenge has left viewers angry and split after just Matt Preston made a move that broke his own rules.
The challenge in question saw contestants turn a loaf of bread into the 'best thing since sliced bread.'
Judges Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan were only going to taste the top three dishes they saw in the kitchen.
The contestants had 60 minutes to create their dish and the best one would enable it's maker to progress through to the immunity challenge where they’d cook for a coveted immunity pin.
Gary told contestants: 'Are you ready for the rules? Nice and simple. Bring us one delicious dish using your loaf of bread. You’ve got an open pantry. And the garden is in play. We will only be tasting the three most appealing dishes.'
But, viewers were left surprised when Preston took a cheeky taste of contestant Jess Liemantra's Indonesian fried bread sandwich with plum sauce before the dish was complete.
'It’s great. That’s brilliant. It’s exciting,' Preston said after eating the dish. 'And I’m so proud that you’re doing something totally different from what you normally do. That’s really good. And it tastes delicious.'
Twitter erupted with confused viewers.
While Jess' dish didn’t get chosen as one of the top three dishes, viewers were furious when they saw the dishes that were picked.
They final three dishes chosen for tasting were Aldo Otardo’s Nonna’s meatballs, Gina Ottaway’s chicken schnitzel with Italian potato salad and Ben Borsht’s crumbed lamb cutlets with caramelised onion and a dipping gravy.
After seeing these dishes, many viewers were confused, saying it should’ve been called the 'breadcrumb challenge' instead. They didn’t see how the loaf of bread they were originally given was the hero of each dish.