Well, our new MasterChef judges have landed.
Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen will be taking the reigns of the long-running Australian reality TV staple in 2020.
George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan walked away from the franchise in July this year due to failed negotiations over money and ever since we’ve all been hanging off the rumour from Who that Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone and Poh Ling Yeow were taking over.
Plot freakin’ twist.
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No offence to Jock, Melissa or Andy… but we need a refresher on who you are pls before the kick off of season 12.
Let’s start with Jock Zonfrillo – he’s a Scottish celebrity chef and TV presenter based here in Oz. He owns the popular Restaurant Orana in Adelaide which won Restaurant of the Year in 2018 by both Gourmet Traveller and The Australian.
He’s also the founder of The Orana Foundation which is a not-for-profit that aims to preserve the cooking techniques of The First Australians.
Listen to The Spill hosts Laura Brodnik and Kee Reece explain why the new MasterChef judges have been selected for the hit show.
“It’s a privilege to be asked and I can’t wait to get in the kitchen with Melissa and Andy to uncover Australia’s next MasterChef!” Zonfrillo wrote on Instagram.
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