Masterchef Australia Trickery Again Emerges
Peter Rowsthorn has again claimed that when he was on Celebrity Masterchef, the clock was moved back, and also he was able to re-plate a dish.
He previously raised the clock being stopped in an interview in TV Week (See previous blog post on that here). At the time Gary Mehigan denied this occurred.
However in the Daily Telegraph article states:
STILL with the cooking show, alleged funnyman Peter Rowsthorn kept the MasterChef re-plating scandal simmering last week, speaking of similar experiences as a celebrity contestant last year.
Rowsthorn told Melbourne radio last week he was also allowed to re-plate one of his desserts and was granted extra time to finish his white chocolate sponge cake.
“I’ve got 30 seconds left. I’m just finishing up and balancing my tuile on the thing, I’m wiping my hands on the tea towel, I look up and the clock went back five minutes.” Rowsthorn said. “I thought ‘That’s unfair!’ ” He claimed he was then allowed to remake his dish after a production break.
“[The producers] said, ‘don’t worry about it. We’ll just re-plate it later’. But that’s the challenge of the thing. To get it done in the time limit. When you do get to re-plate it two hours later, you can do a slower job of it. You can make a better-looking product.
“Part of the pressure of being under the pump, and being a reality show, is you’ve got to get something done to time. I know my second plate was better than my first. So there’s an advantage in plating up again.”
It is interesting that last week on the 7Pm Project that Gary Mehigan said (as reported to me by Injera) that he was the replating of Callum’s that it was all a fuss over nothing, that there were bigger issues in the world like the Gulf oil spill.
So what is Gary advocating that we watch the 7.30 Report rather than Masterchef as that is worthier? Interesting that social issues like the situation in Darfur were not mentioned in the positive pre-show publicity. I cannot remember Gary urging us to donate to Haiti.