Masterchef – Poh and Chris take it outside
News Limited continues to fly the flag for the Masterchef contestants, with reports on Poh “clarifying” her ambitions and Chris responding to the sabotage allegations.
Adelaide Now heads its article I don’t want to be a cook: Poh. This, like the Hong Kong reveal, is probably a surprise to nobody. She acknowledges that the kitchen is not for her, but believes she’ll cut it as a recipe writer.
“I think recipe writing might be my thing. The process is a bit like doing a painting. I have an idea and go, ‘hey, how can I get these two crazy ingredients to work together?’.
Given that her most spectacular failures were her “inventions”, I think she might still be searching for a grasp on reality. I hope the quiet contemplation of writing provides her with this.
Back in the house, Chris has obviously been alerted to the departing comments of Geni and Poh, but in an example of truly poor journalism very few of his actual comments are reported. In the story MasterChef Australia’s Chris Badenoch hits back at Poh Ling Yeow, Colin Vickery writes
Melbourne’s Badenoch has slammed Papacostas, 54, for claiming last week that she never stood a chance of taking out the competition because she was too old.
This sounds like a good introduction, to be followed up with elaborative quotes. Sorry to disappoint, but we get no further insight into how Chris “slammed” Geni, apart from a rather general “Get over it”, which Vickery uses as Chris’ advice to both Poh and Geni.
On the sabotage accusation, Chris’ response is more direct:
“That’s complete bull—-. That’s just sour grapes”
The headline’s promise of a true smackdown is never met, though, as his final comments about the competition, and Poh, reflect what we saw of him in Thursday’s episode – that is, he thought Poh was a strong contender respected her skills. Good on you, Chris!