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Sarah Wilson Still Not Signed for Season 2 Of MasterChef Australian

sarah-wilson-288x375A Sunday Telegraph story says that MasterChef Australia host Sarah Wilson has still not been signed for the second series of MasterChef Australia nor is she going to host Celebrity MasterChef.

The three judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston will return for the celebrity series, but it was thought Sarah would be superfluous. Also the article states the judges have been signed for the second series.

The article quoted a Channel Ten spokeswoman:

She said the celebrity season format “does not allow for a host”.

“It’s just one hour a week and with the judges and celebrities, a host just doesn’t work in that format,” the spokeswoman said.

Throughout the series, television critics questioned Wilson’s contribution to the program.

However, if Wilson isn’t signed for a second series, it will be an extraordinary move, given the phenomenal ratings that the reality cooking show has enjoyed.

Polly in the comment section of this blog post gives some possible insight into why Sarah may not be re-signed.

7 comments

1 120 pound weakling { 07.26.09 at 2:06 am }

It seems a tad silly to pick on the host or contestants about the failings of this show. They are only what they are. The criticism falls upon Channel 10 and the judges for failing to deliver a format which showed integrity to the program’s title. Don’t forget the network created and sponsored the project. They might have wasted our time but we can’t tell them how to spend their money or begrudge those who received or have not received it.

2 Kyvyny { 07.26.09 at 11:33 am }

After flooding out the top of that black dress in the finale, she still gets the shaft.

3 Tenner { 07.26.09 at 12:54 pm }

A bit of eye candy never hurt any of us. Suprised she is not getting re-signed. I cant imagine that her contract would cost that much, she looks quite cheap

4 sourkraut { 07.26.09 at 6:19 pm }

Tenner
I agree.
As the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy said about planet earth, (and this applies to Sarah) she is “Mostly harmless”

5 sourkraut { 07.26.09 at 6:26 pm }

Saw today three of Donna Hay’s recipes in one of the liftouts in the Sunday Telecrap I think it was.
Had to laugh. they looked like they were straight out of M Fulton’s book. Anyhoo I reckon my Kofta meatballs and my pumpkin soup would both be better than hers, and I am NOT a chef. As to the lamb shanks, where have I seen that recipe b4?
No wonder Justine kept doing so well, she had all the judges recipes down pat. AAAhhhhhhhh Poor Chris. Oh well….stiff shit
As someone in a long past post said life is not fair

6 anonymous { 07.26.09 at 11:29 pm }

Just get Gary to take over the few lines Sarah says and be done with it.

7 Wurstsemmel { 07.27.09 at 10:53 am }

Two words. Sarah Superfluous.

Feel the same way about her weekly column in the Sun-Herald life out too.