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Masterchef All Stars – Jonathan Daddia aka The Eliminator Is A Late Recruit

He’s baaaaaacccccccccck. In what can only be described as good news is Jonathan Daddia has been a late recruit to Masterchef All Stars cast.

Jonathan otherwise known as the eliminator because of the amount of people he eliminated in Season Two because he kept on landing in the elimination challenges. However he was a strong cook and most Masterchef fans thought he went before his time. OK well I did.

The other nickname he had was Smugathon, which some people thought was a negative thing. However I didn’t as he used to stand up for himself with the judges. I hope he takes that attitude into All Stars.

It is a smart move by the producers to bring him in, as Season 2 was the highest rating Β season and when the show was first announced they only had three contestants from that series. Also Jonathan Daddia created chatter and controversy.

The other contestants on All Stars are Julie Goodwin, Poh-Ling Yeow, Chris Badenoch, Justine Schofield, Marion Grasby, Aaron Harvie, Callum Hann, Kate Bracks, Hayden Quinn, Dani Venn and Kumar Pereira.

I don’t think Jonathan can win, I think the winner will be the contestants who have been working in the cooking industry since they left the show. Don’t discount Julie Goodwin I am expecting her to be up there towards the end, as I expect Poh, Justine and Marion.

Masterchef All Stars To Be Screened on Network Ten when the Olympics are on.


1 Tickled Pink { 06.18.12 at 1:15 pm }

Wow can’t wait, really looking forward to it!

2 Liz { 06.18.12 at 1:23 pm }

All stars just got a whole lot more interesting!

3 Joseph Skyrim { 06.18.12 at 1:45 pm }

Wooo! πŸ˜€ Excellent news! Now I hope he beats everyone except Justine! ;p

4 EH { 06.18.12 at 2:19 pm }

Good news indeed! I think most of them have a chance to win (depending on the formats & challenges) except for Dani, Kumar & Aaron & Hayden. It does show season 3 are the weakest bunch.

When they announced the 11 all-star cast, they were stiill waiting/hoping for Adam to participate. Hence, 4 contestants each from S1 & 3 but only 3 from S2. Matt Preston even resorted to Twitter to ask Adam whether he has made up his mind:

@MattsCravat: @adamliaw So you doing MasterChef Masters or not?
11/6/12 9:59pm

@adamliaw: @MattsCravat I’ll DM you.
11/6/12 10:03pm

Guess we now know the answer.

5 planb { 06.18.12 at 2:26 pm }

Oh, hooray! Alvin would be a nice addition too.

6 sue N { 06.18.12 at 2:39 pm }

happy now- will definitely be watching :) :)

7 littlepetal { 06.18.12 at 3:38 pm }

Looking forward to Masterchef All Star. Let see how Season 3 contestants perform against the others.

8 librarygirl { 06.18.12 at 4:34 pm }

I loved Jono! great inclusion for the show.

9 Andy Pandy { 06.18.12 at 4:42 pm }

Sounds like it will be a very good show, can’t wait!

10 smauge { 06.18.12 at 8:53 pm }

They are SOOOO reading your blog RR!

11 Oshada { 06.18.12 at 11:25 pm }

Good news. If MasterChef All Stars doesn’t get the viewers back they’re in big trouble!

12 J-Ko { 06.19.12 at 7:46 am }

Putting Dani in the mix would be interesting to watch!

13 kingfisher { 06.19.12 at 11:42 am }


14 Fides { 06.19.12 at 2:25 pm }

Yay that Jono’s back. Now could we just get rid of Aaron and replace him with Skye or Alvin…

15 i'm not on the amina bandwagon { 06.19.12 at 2:33 pm }

“don’t discount Julie Goodwin” you gotta be kidding me right? Have you seen her cooking segments on the Today show?.I got one word for you”YUK”.
Can’t wait to see Marion vs Jonathan.

16 brain dead dave { 06.19.12 at 2:58 pm }

Julie’s cooking is great…..if you want to have a heart attack or get diabetes. She’s a killer in a nanna dress.

17 Morgan { 06.30.12 at 7:59 pm }

YES! Super pumped for All Stars now! S3 better be saying their prayers because Poh, Chris, Justine, Marion and Jonathan are just gonna wipe the floor with them. LOL, like can you even try to imagine Dani trying to cook on the same level as Queens Poh and Marion? LOL, thought not.

I wish we could get S4 contestants on board as well. I would love to see more of Amina, Audra and Mindy.

18 Lyn { 07.10.12 at 11:49 am }

I think I would rather see Ellie Paxton back than Dani. Dani reminds me of another Emma from se4. Anyone knows why Ellie wasn’t asked to be on masterchef allstar? I tot she was really gd during her season with Hayden