Next year, ‘MasterChef’ will return to home cooks new to the fame game, with one of the show’s judges promising the dishes will be even better than those served during the all-star season.
Filming of the Channel 10 show’s 2021 season recently commenced in Melbourne, and Andy said that in the “very short” time they’ve worked with the contestants, the high standard hasn’t gone unnoticed.
“They’re raw, they’re very passionate, they’re very willing to learn, and I think that’s what I think excites us the most. It’s going to be a really good season,” he said.
In an interview with TV Tonight, Andy again praised the cast, saying it was rewarding to watch these “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” people develop “their style” of cooking that the ‘Back to Win’ stars had already established.
Fellow judge Melissa Leong agreed, saying that “there’s some tremendous talent, and it sets us up for a brilliant year”.
This year’s season of ‘MasterChef’ was just as much about the contestants’ touching life stories as it was about the food, and remaining judge Jock Zonfrillo hinted there’ll be more nostalgia and heartfelt moments for audiences to connect with.
“All I’m going to say is, I thought we had some beautiful humans last year. But 2021 is unbelievable,” he said.
The all-star season was followed by ‘Junior MasterChef Australia’, where 11-year-old Georgia took the winning title.
Both cooking shows are scheduled to return to Channel 10 in 2021.
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