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Channel 10 confirms new season of Celebrity MasterChef


Channel 10 confirms first new season of Celebrity MasterChef in 12 years – and reveals ‘a legendary sports person and a famous actor’ will join the cast

Channel 10 are bringing Celebrity MasterChef, twelve years after the first season went to air. 

The network confirmed reports they’re reviving the 2009 celebrity format in an Instagram post on Tuesday: ‘Get ready… Celebrity MasterChef is coming.’

Following the announcement, judge Jock Zonfrillo revealed a ‘sports star, a famous actor and an Australian icon’ will be among the cast.

Coming soon: Channel 10 has confirmed a new season of Celebrity MasterChef – as it’s revealed a ‘legendary sports person and a famous actor’ will be joining the show. Pictured L-R  are judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen

‘Celebrity MasterChef 2021!!! A legendary sports person, an Aussie icon and a famous actor are ready to don a MasterChef apron and face the heat of the famed MasterChef kitchen,’ he wrote on Instagram.

 ‘Cannot WAIT for this!! Coming very soon.’

On Monday, The Australian revealed the network was looking to revive Celebrity MasterChef in lieu of last year’s Junior MasterChef, which delivered poor ratings. 

Exciting! On Tuesday, the network confirmed the new season of the popular cooking show would be returning on Instagram, writing: 'Get ready… Celebrity MasterChef is coming'

Exciting! On Tuesday, the network confirmed the new season of the popular cooking show would be returning on Instagram, writing: ‘Get ready… Celebrity MasterChef is coming’

The report claimed Network 10 had ‘secretly commissioned’ another season of Celebrity MasterChef last month, with the series set to air at the end of the year.

The show is currently in the casting stages of production, with filming set to begin in just a few weeks.

High on their casting wish list is model Lara Worthington (née Bingle) and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop.

Making a comeback: A report by The Australian on Monday revealed the network was looking to revive Celebrity MasterChef after last year's Junior MasterChef delivered poor ratings

Making a comeback: A report by The Australian on Monday revealed the network was looking to revive Celebrity MasterChef after last year’s Junior MasterChef delivered poor ratings

Wish list: The show is currently in the casting stages, with filming set to begin in just a few weeks. Pictured is Lara Worthington, who is reportedly high on producers' wish lists

Wish list: The show is currently in the casting stages, with filming set to begin in just a few weeks. Pictured is Lara Worthington, who is reportedly high on producers’ wish lists

Casting producers are also reportedly chasing sports stars, local politicians and Hollywood actors currently based in Australia.

Celebrity MasterChef last aired on Network 10 back in 2009, and featured the likes of Michelle Bridges, Rachael Finch, Josh Thomas, Kirk Pengilly, Alex Perry, and winner Eamon Sullivan.

Rumours first emerged in April that 10 was planning on reviving the series, with New Idea reporting that the show had received ‘the go-ahead’.

According to New Idea, MasterChef judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo would still front the Celebrity version.

Dream team: Producers are also reportedly targeting former Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (pictured)

Dream team: Producers are also reportedly targeting former Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (pictured) 

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