Seven Celebrity MasterChef Contesants Revealed – Not Bad, Not Bad At All
The first seven of the eighteen Celebrity MasterChef contestants have been revealed, and it is an interesting and ecletic mix. My only question is can any of them actually cook?
The seven names are:
- Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland, who has said she will use the show to promote Queensland produce;
- Eamon Sullivan, Olympic swimmer, it will be interesting to see if he can cook, expect a lot of carbs;
- Alex Perry, fashion designer, and reality TV professional (he is a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model), I expect George Colambaris and him to bond over their shared Greek heritage, however this could be a disadvantage if he cooks his homelands cuisine;
- Peter Fitzsimmons, journalist, broadcaster, and author – being a former competative sports person, he will want to win;
- Michelle Bridges, The Biggest Loser personal trainer, will probably stick to low fat healthy food, which will not go down well with George, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston who are not adverse to high fat food indulgences, expect to hear complaints on underseasoning;
- Indira Naidoo, news anchor and journalist, she also has a food blog Saucy Onion, so she is a serious competitor; and
- Kathleen De Leon former Hi 5 performer, she will appeal to younger viewer and the mothers whose kids watched the show. Now she is a mother to a young child so I expect simple food with a twist.
Now what you really want to know is how is this competition going to roll.
Well they will be split into groups of three, each celebrity will compete in one heat. Pitted against two others and facing two classic MasterChef challenges. Only one celebrity in each heat will be judged good enough to win a pass through to the semi-final.
The six celebrities who make it this far will face further culinary challenges to try and impress the judges and secure a spot in the Celebrity MasterChef grand finale.
Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Preston are back, but it would appear Sarah Wilson will no longer be the host.
The show will premier on Channel Ten on Wednesday 30th September at 7.30pm.