Masterchef Australia – Is Jonathan Daddier This Year’s Villain?
One thing Jonathan Daddier CANNOT complain about is the amount of air time he is getting on Masterchef Australia compared to the other contestants, but he is probably a bit miffed about how he is being portrayed.
He is definitely being given the negative edit, and whether this really reflects his true personality is yet to be seen.
The Daily Telegraph has an article that says Jonathan has been getting the most comments on the forums, but a lot of it is negative.
The article also goes on to say that he is using strategy as well as cooking to advance in the competition. Personally I don’t find this a negative thing.
The article said:
Many viewers say Daddia is playing MasterChef as though it is Survivor.
To them, Daddia is using strategy as well as his cooking skills to give himself the best possible chance of winning.
Others point to the contestants’ reaction to Daddia winning the elimination challenges to show that he is unpopular in the MasterChef house.
“He is clearly trying to manipulate the rest of the contestants in the house to earn their sympathy. He is a manipulator and it doesn’t take a psychologist to know it,” a viewer wrote.
Daddia has his fans, though.
They admire his determination and steely reserve.
“The guy’s obviously very intelligent and comes across as being very articulate. His cooking talents are obvious,” one fan wrote.
Other rumours circulating are that he worked as an apprentice chef as some stage. I have emailed Channel Ten for comment on this, I will update if I get a response.
He has done work experience at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in London, however other contestants have also done that when they realised they were on the show.
Anyway if Jonathan is going to be the villain of the show I wish he would be a true villain and harden up and stop crying.
UPDATE: I have received a response from Fremantle – they stated Jonathan has not worked as an apprentice chef, and confirmed his work experience at Gordon Ramsay’s which was some time ago.
Interestingly enough the most recent contestant to be eliminated Courtney said to news.com.au that Jonathan is “nice”.