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Masterchef Australia – Faces New Time Slot


Masterchef Australia was filming in Melbourne yesterday on top of the Langham Hotel. For those interested there were 17 contestants involved in the shoot, and 40 crew. This episode will feature celebrity chef Stephanie Alexander.

The article in states the show has now been moved to a 7.30pm timeslot, because the 7pm Project is in Masterchef Australia’s previous timeslot.

Matt Preston also states the contestants are three times better. I am presuming he means they are better cooks rather than better personalities.

Also the second series will be sponsored by Tourism Victoria. Very smart Victoria, very smart.

The second series will premiere late April.


1 Ed { 02.24.10 at 5:24 pm }

Saw them filming at Victoria Markets on Sunday. A handful of contestants and loads of crew. No sign
of the judges though.

2 Injera { 02.24.10 at 6:16 pm }

Ah, is that why camera crews were barging around pissing off stallholders and shoppers alike? I was bowled over by a group of camera- and boom-toting people but I got off lightly. Overheard a guy venting his frustration at having his fruit’n’veg shopping treated as entertainment.

3 Reality Raver { 02.24.10 at 8:21 pm }

It is amazing that no pictures have come out yet of the contestants.

4 Jacqui { 02.24.10 at 8:21 pm }

Can’t wait to watch! Wish it was on sooner. April too long to wait!

5 Injera { 02.24.10 at 8:34 pm }

I don’t watch the 7pm Project, but I am kind of pleased that Ten is sticking with it. When it first started, in that softened-up-by-Masterchef slot, it didn’t do that well and I think it says good things about Ten that they didn’t just give it the flick as happens on other networks. Seems as though their confidence has paid off! Doubtless MCA will own whatever timeslot it fills.

6 Culinary Boner { 02.24.10 at 10:20 pm }

Stephanie Alexander? Cripes. Not verjuice and quince paste again.

7 Reality Raver { 02.25.10 at 10:33 am }

Culinary Boner – I think you are thinking of Maggie Beer.

Injera – agree it will rate well this year, unless they really fiddle with the format.

Jacqui – heaps of reality TV to watch until April