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Monique Wright snaps on Sunrise as she gets into a heated debate

Sunrise host Monique Wright SNAPS live on air during a heated debate with Matt Doran over viral ‘potato scallop vs cake’ debate

A heated argument erupted on the set of Sunrise on Wednesday after McDonald’s announced its newest potato-based snack.

The fast-food giant confirmed on Tuesday it will begin serving ‘potato scallops with chicken salt’, sparking online debate as to whether the deep-fried product was actually called a ‘potato cake’, ‘scallop’ or ‘fritter’.

Co-hosts Monique Wright and Matt Doran attempted to resolve the long-unanswered question, but found they could not agree. 

A heated argument erupted between Sunrise co-hosts Monique Wright (left) and Matt Doran (right) on Wednesday after McDonald’s announced its newest potato-based snack 

‘This avalanche of support for “scallops” is totally and utterly out of line,’ Matt said, adding: ‘You know what a scallop is? An edible mollusc with a ribbed-shaped shell.’

‘It’s also that,’ Monique interjected, as footage of chefs preparing the product flashed on-screen.

‘But it’s a potato cake! It’s a cake of potato,’ Matt insisted, prompting Monique to snap back: ‘What kind of cake is deep-fried? Cakes aren’t savoury!’

The fast-food giant confirmed on Tuesday it will begin serving 'potato scallops with chicken salt' (pictured), sparking online debate as to whether the deep-fried product was actually called a 'potato cake', 'scallop' or 'fritter'

The fast-food giant confirmed on Tuesday it will begin serving ‘potato scallops with chicken salt’ (pictured), sparking online debate as to whether the deep-fried product was actually called a ‘potato cake’, ‘scallop’ or ‘fritter’ 

Matt went on to argue the product was a ‘cake’ because it didn’t have a ‘ribbed edge’ like a scallop. 

Monique scoffed and pointed out the product ‘doesn’t have icing’ and therefore can’t be referred to as a ‘cake’.

‘It’s deep-fried. What sort of a cake is deep-fried?!’ she said.

'This avalanche of support for "scallops" is totally and utterly out of line,' Matt said, adding: 'You know what a scallop is? An edible mollusc with a ribbed-shaped shell.' Monique fired back: 'What kind of cake is deep-fried? Cakes aren't savoury!'

‘This avalanche of support for “scallops” is totally and utterly out of line,’ Matt said, adding: ‘You know what a scallop is? An edible mollusc with a ribbed-shaped shell.’ Monique fired back: ‘What kind of cake is deep-fried? Cakes aren’t savoury!’

Sunrise reporter Mylee Hogan also threw her support behind the word ‘scallop’, while sports presenter Mark Beretta firmly backed ‘cake’. 

By the end of the segment, the team agreed to disagree, but found common ground by acknowledging deep-fried potatoes are delicious no matter what they’re called.

Seasoned with classic chicken salt, McDonald’s new potato scallop features a crunchy tempura coating and fluffy mash.

The item will be available for a limited time in restaurants across the country and via McDelivery from Wednesday, January 11.

Sunrise reporter Mylee Hogan (left) also threw her support behind the word 'scallop', while sports presenter Mark Beretta firmly backed 'cake'

Sunrise reporter Mylee Hogan (left) also threw her support behind the word ‘scallop’, while sports presenter Mark Beretta firmly backed ‘cake’ 

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