Channel Ten have finally announced the full line up for Celebrity MasterChef Australia, featuring comedians, athletes and the daughter of one of the world’s most famous chefs.
The 10 familiar faces will be showing off their home cooking skills while competing for the illustrious title later this year.
Gold Logie winning actress Rebecca Gibney has joined the cast alongside radio host Chrissie Swan and singer-songwriter Dami Im.
Offspring’s Matthew Le Nevez will also cook up a storm with renowned fashion designer Collette Dinnigan and comedian Dilruk Jayasinha.
Aussie sports stars have been added to the mix too, with gold medal Olympian Ian Thorpe, professional football legend Archie Thompson, and AFL champion Nick Riewoldt.
Perhaps the most surprising contestant is 19-year-old British TV presenter and TikTok star Tilly Ramsay, who is the daughter of internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay.
Judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo will return to host the star-studded season, having joined MasterChef Australia last year.
Most fans online have expressed excitement for the new cast, with many saying they can’t wait for the show to kick off.
“Wow this will be fun to watch,” one person commented on Instagram.
“Gonna be so hilarious,” a fan wrote, with another adding, “I actually cannot wait for this!”
A fourth added: “What a fabulous lineup. So looking forward to seeing what they all produce.”
Other followers have admitted that the casting is ‘a bit disappointing’.
“I don’t know who half the people are,” one user shared.
“I love how liberally the term ‘celebrity’ is used in these programs,” someone else posted.
MasterChef contestant suddenly quits
The casting announcement comes after MasterChef contestant Brent Draper quit the cooking competition earlier this week due to his mental health.
The 31-year-old joined The Project to explain his decision to step back from the show and revealed that he’s doing much better now.
“I'm doing a lot better than that moment there, I just teared up watching that then,” he told the hosts, after watching the moment he told judge Jock Zonfrillo he “just had nothing left” in him to continue on with the competition.
“I had a passing in the family, my mum had a few health problems before I went, I quarantined twice. The homesickness just hurts,” he admitted.
MasterChef Australia continues tonight from 7.30pm on Channel 10
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