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MasterChef Australia – Justine and Lucas Still Appear To Be Close


Taken From @fromrebecca's twitpic

Taken From @fromrebecca's twitpic

Anyone who was a regular viewer of MasterChef Australia will know that Lucas and Justine were close in the house, and that Justine was upset after Lucas left the house after beating Ben O’Donoghue in the ‘beat the chef’ challenge.

At the time I did not think much about it and thought the constricting nature of living in the house together meant you made some very close friendships.

It would appear Justine and Lucas have still maintained their close friendship outside the house, with this picture taken today at Brasserie Bread and posted on twitter by @fromrebecca.

 I have been contacted by Lucas’s management company and they advise Lucas is still very much with his wife, and Justine and Lucas are working on some commercial projects together. Clearly the above rumour was very wrong. Apologies to all the parties involved.


1 Simone { 08.24.09 at 5:03 pm }

On noes, say this isn’t true. I was looking at that photo thinking how nice Lucas and Justine are, and how a male and female can just be friends, without having to destroy existing relationships.
What the hell were they putting in the water in that house…Viagra?
All these old blokes busting up with (or not busting up with in Stank Hat Badenock’s case) with their long term partners, for a bit of ‘young action’.
There is no way I’d let my hubby go on next years show, thats for sure! The fact that he can’t cook probably has a bit to do with it as well. I think freemantle Media need to supply a deck of cards for the contestants to play with when they are not on set as they are obviously so bored in the house that they start monkeying around with each other.
And when I say monkey, am I the only one that thought that Stank Hat looked like he had just fallen out of a tree?

2 Therasa { 08.24.09 at 5:56 pm }

This is how silly rumours get out of control… Lucas and Justine are working together on commercial projects. Justine is also close friends with Lucas and his wife Simone.

3 Kyvyny { 08.24.09 at 6:41 pm }

That Lucas really is a red beet. What’s it with the young girls of the MC house going with the crusty set?

4 Simone { 08.24.09 at 7:12 pm }

Simone Lucas’s wife and I must share the same name, want you all to know I’m not her. Didnt even know what her name was. Don’t want to cause any upset or confusion

5 Nonnymouse { 08.25.09 at 1:00 am }

100% not true. You should verify this stuff before you post speculation.

6 Simone { 08.25.09 at 7:29 am }

See this is how you handle a rumor. Address it and nip it in the bud once and for all. Well done for all concerned

7 Reality Raver { 08.25.09 at 7:59 am }

Nonnymouse – FYI last time I rang Channel Ten to get comment on whether Chris had second long term girlfriend I was stonewalled. By my understanding all the contestants are currently still under Ten and will be for a few more weeks.

Rightly or wrongly being a blogger means you are outside of the mainstream of the media, this has its advantages (editorial independence) and disadavantages (not taken seriously and that is fair enough as my readership is sooooooo much smaller then the Daily Tele or the weekly gossip mags).

However Nonnymouse everyone gets things wrong occasionally even you. In a previous comment you strongly stated Poh was not seeing anyone from Channel 10 or Fremantle media, and it was written in the Tele a few weeks ago that she is.

Also I said in my post it was a rumour about the relationship status of Lucas and asked readers to confirm or deny it which occurred.

8 CG { 08.26.09 at 11:48 am }

Me thinks some posters doth protest too much. I remain convinced there is something going on. Time will tell. BTW the restaurant where they are photographed looks so much like Le Pain Quotidien in Surry Hills?

9 Nonnymouse { 08.27.09 at 10:31 pm }

Yes, I said Poh was not seeing anybody from Channel 10 or Fremantle Media, and she was not. The relationship did not start until the series was over. He was a contracted runner on set. He got coffee and did the washing up. Hardly a major power player.

As for the second girlfriend – nobody knew about that except Chris himself. He kept a lot under that hat.

10 Dougie { 08.27.09 at 10:39 pm }

Poh and the runner were seeing each other while filming was on. It started in May. As Nonnymouse said, he wasn’t a power player and it would have had no impact on the final results.

11 annon { 08.27.09 at 10:50 pm }

Does anyone no if josh n kate from masterchef r still seeing each other