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08/05/2020 3:59 PM AEST | Updated 10/05/2020 9:18 PM AEST

This MasterChef Australia Photo Proves You Don't Need Nasty Rivalries To Make Good TV

Magda Szubanski praised how "kind and supportive" Amina Elshafei, Emilia Jackson and Tracy Collins were during an immunity challenge.

What makes ‘MasterChef Australia’ different from other reality shows? Magda Szubanski has nailed it in a nutshell. 

On Thursday night the Australian comedian shared a photo of contestants Amina Elshafei, Emilia Jackson and Tracy Collins hugging during an immunity challenge.

“You know what I love most about @masterchefau? How kind and supportive they are with one another. It is just SO heartwarming #Amina #emilia #tracy,” she wrote. 

The TV star also gave a nod to the show’s first female judge, writing, “And Melissa Leong is a BRILLIANT judge”. 

While many other reality shows play on heated rivalries and drama between contestants, this season of ‘MasterChef Australia’ has proved kindness can still make for good TV. 

Some viewers were quick to agree with Magda. 

After being eliminated on Wednesday, Rose Adam said the contestants’ strong bonds get them through the intense nature of the cooking competition. 

“When you know what people are capable of, it’s just super intimidating,” Rose told HuffPost Australia.

“The saving grace for all of us was that we all really like each other and we’re all really good mates. It was kind of one of those weird things where it’s like, ‘I’m really intimidated by you but also you’re the most nicest person I have ever met’.” 

On ‘MasterChef Australia: Back To Win’ this year, Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo have replaced former judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston.

There are 24 previous contestants including Poh Ling Yeow, Hayden Quinn, Reynold Poernomo and Callum Hann who have returned to the series for another shot at victory.

‘MasterChef Australia: Back To Win’ continues on Sunday night at 7:30pm on Channel 10. 

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