When the MasterChef cast returned to the Channel 10 reality show last week, they were stricken with melancholy.
This is the first time they have been back to the area after the terrible passing of judge Jock Zonfrillo because the most recent season has already been taped there.
The Saturday Telegraph reported that staff members found it difficult to control their tears as they thought about their late friend and colleague who was in the studio.
According to those who spoke to the publication, cast and staff were frequently struck with grief on site, causing production to halt.
Since the chef's private burial in Sydney two weeks ago, many of them hadn't seen one another. The 46-year-old passed away on April 30.
One day before the premiere of the most recent season of the popular cookery program. He was discovered deceased.
By authorities in the early morning hours at a hotel in Melbourne, and it is thought that he passed away naturally.
Producers at Channel 10 will likely now be rushing to decide how to proceed with the upcoming series in the wake of his passing.