Masterchef Professionals Could Be Happening – Who Do You Want To Host?
The whispers around Masterchef Professionals appear to be getting louder with news.com.au reporting that they are casting around for some overseas talent to host the show.
This format would see professional chefs duking it out for the Masterchef title, and there should be no shortage of people applying as it will raise their or their businesses profile.
Media sources say Channel 10 is considering MasterChef: The Professionals for the second half of 2013.
Producer Shine wants major international food identities to host the series.
It is believed that the world’s biggest celebrity chefs – including Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal – are on Shine’s short list.
One of the hosts of the British original, double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jnr, is also a possibility.
“They are chasing massive international names,” a source close to the production says.
Network TEN has dismissed the rumours as wild speculation.
“No decisions have been made about MasterChef for 2013,” a TEN spokesperson says.
“No decisions have been made about its format. Matt, George and Gary are very much still part of the MasterChef family.”
Preston, Colambaris and Mehigan will remain as judges for next year’s fifth series of MasterChef Australia, rumoured to be relocating to Melbourne.
Hopefully the rumour of Masterchef Professionals is true, and who would you like to see host it?