Gary Mehigan Defends Chris Badenoch – He Did Not Cheat
In a TV Tonight article MasterChef Australia
judge Gary Mehigan states that he believes Chris Badenoch did not cheat as was alleged on A Current Affair.
An exerpt from the article says:
MasterChef judge and mentor Gary Mehigan says he finds it hard to believe claims that Chris Badenoch cheated in the TEN reality series.
“We were with those contestants, not 24 / 7, but that particular challenge at Chatswood we were there from 6:00 in the morning with these guys,” he said.
“I was with Chris when he went up and ordered, or before he ordered. They actually had a full on butcher’s section behind a meat counter with a head butcher. I think this is their showcase store, so if you ask them for a particular cut of meat, they’ll do it for you.
“He asked them what they had and had a poke around and looked at fillets, rib-eye and all the rest of it and then asked the guys to chop it up for him, which he did. And he did that in front of us.
“So how he cheated I don’t know, and he actually stuffed that one up completely. As far as I remember he came last because he overcooked and crucified 4 beautiful rib-eyed steaks.”
Well we all know Gary is a bit of a sweetie, however that story was thoroughly legalled, a chances are there was text message proof of his cheating or attempt to cheat.
Also since he had a mobile which possibly had internet access who knows what other cheating occurred. Was he contacting his friends to discuss recipe ideas or looking them on the webphone?