Masterchef Australia – Daniel Aulsebrook Claims Favouritism Occurs On Show
Ok Daniel tell us something we don’t know of course the producers and judges have favourites. In fact as Injera’s latest blog post it suggests that this is very much the case with Gary Mehigan’s comment “We need to make sure we keep the right people in this competition”!
Daniel Aulsebrook has said to Adelaide Now the makers of the show, as well as judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, have favourites.
“Alvin is like the dream child and I am sure Fiona is very popular (with the judges) too,” Aulsebrook says.
“I felt mine (schnitzel) looked the best and I was fairly confident, as were the (other) contestants watching, that I had it in the bag.
“I wasn’t there for the (judges) tasting so I don’t know what the story is.”
Aulsebrook says Quah and Inglis, along with South Australian student Marion Grasby, are the apples of the judges’ eyes.
“The impression a few of us get is that they (the show’s producers and the judges) do have their favourites,” Aulsebrook says.
“Some of those favourites are a step up on the others (better cooks) and it is justified, but then there are a few other favourites that aren’t necessarily the best cooks in the competition but they go down well with the producers and the judges.”
Channel Ten obviously said it was all bollocks:
“The decision to eliminate Daniel was based purely on his cooking which in last night’s show was simply not up to scratch,” a Ten spokesperson says.
“He had no idea what meat he was using, his schnitzel was over cooked but his decision to use mayonnaise from the jar for his coleslaw sealed his fate.”
I am sure Daniel’s theory that they have favourites has been confirmed by the fact he got very limited screen time on the show.