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MasterChef Australia: Chris Badenoch’s Woman Speaks Out

The third party in the Chris Badenoch MasterChef Australia saga has now spoken out.

One of his long term girlfriend’s Gemma Pritchard from Melbourne has spoken to New Idea about her time with the beer merchant.

The article in the Herald Sun said:

But Pritchard, 35, has told New Idea that she had been dating Badenoch for the past four years, only ending the relationship when it was revealed he had started a romance with fellow MasterChef contestant Julia Jenkins, 23.

She said Badenoch told her Irani was just an old flame-turned-housemate, and that he was not seeing her.

Irani and Badenoch broke up recently, but still share their Fitzroy apartment.

Pritchard has told the magazine she has also dumped the beer merchant after his love rat ways were exposed.

“I feel totally humiliated,” Pritchard, 35, has told New Idea. “It’s been a nightmare.

“I didn’t ask for any of this. I wasn’t the one signing up for a reality TV show.

“We’ve been together four years. I’ve met all his friends, he’s met mine. It’s no secret.

“We were very on-and-off and kept our own places, but our relationship was intimate. Chris assured me it was exclusive.”

She said she confronted Badenoch when rumours surfaced about a romance between himself and Jenkins.

“He denied it,” Pritchard said. “He said: `For God’s sake! Julia’s 23 with no breasts! You think I would be interested?”’

Pritchard said she was hurt that Badenoch had not acknowledged their relationship, but that she was moving on from the heartbreaker.

“Now he’s gone I can wear my heels again, and I’m still a better cook than him!” she said.

She has definitely given him the big fuck you. I wonder if there are anymore chapters going to emerge about Chris’s complex personal life?


1 Wurstsemmel { 07.27.09 at 10:49 am }

Well, from the media reports, and I know these things can be distorted, Chris sounds like the real charmer and if Julia has any sense she’ll dump him quick smart.

I didn’t get a positive impression of Chris from the show but we all know how things can get edited.

2 Sooty { 07.27.09 at 11:19 am }

Seems like the Hat has done some creative editing with the women in his life. Just a housemate! Her?- she’s got no breasts!

3 AM { 07.27.09 at 11:21 am }

don’t forget the editing in his professional life too, maybe he thought it wouldn’t come out about bankruptcies, company law breaches and tax issues, but it always does.

what a nasty piece of work this guy has turned out to be

4 Wurstsemmel { 07.27.09 at 1:42 pm }

Perhaps he thought the contest was entitled Mastershit Australia?

5 reality raver { 07.27.09 at 1:54 pm }

LOL Wurstsemmel he appears to definitely have a way with the ladies.

AM – has he had breaches with company law? I wonder if he told channel ten, but all publicity is good publicity i suppose

6 AM { 07.27.09 at 2:28 pm }

it all came out in the bankruptcy article – there was 2 bankruptcies and trouble with corporate watchdog (breached company law) and a company he was in control of shut down due to tax issues, not sure exactly what that entails but doesn’t sound too promising

7 bc { 07.31.09 at 10:24 pm }


please turn this guy into the nobody he is


actually, i get the feeling it’s happening as we speak