The backhanded comment clearly struck a nerve, with the affable reality TV star quickly snapping back.
"That's a good way to start off an interview if you want to get s**t out of me," he replied.
"Mate, I'm just referring to how she [Aleksandra] didn't call you tall, dark and handsome," Gawndy explained.
"She didn't call me ugly, though," said Ivan, who was becoming more and more frustrated.
"Mate, we're pretty happy to call this interview [off] right here, right now, to be honest. We don't really need to talk to you if we don't want to," Gawndy said, adding that it was just "a bit of radio banter".
Hilariously, an infuriated Ivan— who clearly felt disrespected and refused to accept Gawndy's apology— called his bluff and hung up before the breakfast host's had the chance to.
Discussing the awkward and truly bizarre on-air tiff, Ash said: "[MAFS stars] are not celebrities and they're not trained in media.
"Of course they're going to get offended by things like that because they're just flogs! I hate the show, so you know that made me happy!"
During Sunday night's explosive episode, Aleksandra said she was pretty unimpressed with the way her MAFS husband handled himself at the first dinner party of the season, after he found himself in the middle of drama with controversial bride Hayley Vernon.
"I don’t want to be the laughing stock of the group," she admitted.
Saying Ivan had acted immaturely, Aleks was quick to make it clear she's not interested in dating a man-child.
"I don’t want to come here and change my husband, he is who he is," she began. "But I don’t want to mother someone either. I don’t want to always be thinking, 'What’s going to come out of his mouth next?'"
"This is what I find so bizarre. This is not the person he is to me," she said, admitting he seems like a completely different person with his with than he is with other people.
"I can, hand on heart, say no man has ever treated me the way Ivan has treated me in this short period of time. But which person is he? Is he going to be that respectful gentleman? Or is he going to be that disrespectful person that treats other people this way?
"And I have to figure out, which way his he going to end up treating his wife for the rest of our lives?"
Awkwardly, the 26-year-old also seemed to suggest that she's not physically attracted to her man – who seems to be firmly in the friend zone already.
"I think he’s very attractive, but he's not my usual type," she told the relationship experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling and Trisha Stratford, adding she goes for "tall dark and handsome. [Ivan's] tall…