MasterChef fans shocked over judge's age: 'Good lord!'

Jean-Christophe Novelli has won fans over with his mentoring skills and now MasterChef fans have been shocked to learn his real age.

MasterChef Australia fans were left shocked after finding out new judge Jean-Christophe Novelli is in his 60s.

With some fans admitting they thought the celebrity chef couldn't do maths after he said he had been in the industry for nearly 50 years, things made sense when people learned the French chef is indeed 63, with some fans begging to know his skincare routine.

In a Reddit thread, one commentator wrote: "Good lord what is Jean-Christophe’s skin routine? The man is 63! Is it a daily butter bath?"

Others flocked to the comments to agree that the new judge is ageing like a fine wine. "He’s got 4 stars in being good looking," one person said. "63!!! Good grief! I just thought his maths was bad when he said he’d been cooking for almost 50 years," someone else replied.

MasterChef judges Poh and Jean-Christophe
MasterChef judges Poh and Jean-Christophe. Photo: Network 10

"Butter and cheese and everything nice. I hope for my sake," another person joked. "Botox," another person (a probable realist) answered.


Fans of MasterChef have quickly embraced Jean-Christophe's mentoring style, labelling him as a "wonderful addition" to the long-running series.

"What a divine and generous chef! He jumped straight into the mentor role! This will be a phenomenal season!" one person said. "Oh my word 💜 Chef is C'est Magnifique!" another fan commented.

Jean-Christophe Novelli on MasterChef
Jean-Christophe Novelli has impressed MasterChef fans. Photo: Network 10

A lot of fans were simply impressed with how he didn't hesitate to guide the contestants to help them along with their cook.


"Love it when a professional chef shares their knowledge. Truly generous," someone commented. "I loved when he guided the contestants' techniques straight away," another person pointed out.

"Prime mentorship - what a wonderful addition to the brand," another fan said.

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