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Matt Preston Trying His Hand At Real Acting

Is Matt Preston preparing for life after Masterchef Australia? He is stretching his acting wings in an episode of Lowdown on the ABC Thursday night and he is not playing himself.

TV Tonight reports the Masterchef judge will be playing a cravat-less wearing police detective:

This week Alex (Adam Zwar) and four other showbiz journalists spend the night in the a reality TV house surrounded by cameras. But something goes awry, requiring a Detective to arrive in the form of Preston as ‘Inspector Thornbury.’

“You always think acting will be easy, just remembering your lines and not bumping into furniture. That’s the old cliché. But I thought ‘I’m in over my head here.’ Which is a good thing to do,” he says.

Some might say that reality TV was his training ground for the real thing, also he might be realising that being a food writer in the long term may not pay the bills. Like most freelance work, Colman Andrews a leading US food writer, talks about the decreasing money in the food writing sector.

I have heard good things about the show Lowdown so will be checking it out tomorrow night both for the reality TV plot line, and Matt Preston’s cameo.

It screens on the ABC on Thursday night’s at 9.30pm.

Also on the ABC2 tonight is the final episode of UK reality cooking show The Restaurant and also Annabel Crabb’s series Kitchen Cabinet kicks off as well tonight at 9.30pm.

Joe Hockey is the first guest and TV Tonight appears amused at his choice of bed linen. No posh bed line for him it is Bart Simpson. Well at least Joe’s wife will know he is not getting up to any mischief with those bed sheets.

8 comments

1 brain dead dave { 10.10.12 at 1:15 pm }

He looks capable of playing the lead role in Free Willy.

2 Daze { 10.10.12 at 3:03 pm }

I love Lowdown – quite a quirky show and think Matt will be great

3 PK { 10.11.12 at 8:19 am }

Matt is SUCH a character I think he’d be an amazing actor I can’t wait to see him in action!

4 Georgie { 10.11.12 at 10:15 am }

Once Jowlsy finds his acting stride he can start coaching Humpty and Dumpty.

5 Laura { 10.11.12 at 4:15 pm }

I hope last night wasnt the last episode of The Restaurant – it’s not the last of the season.

6 Reality Raver { 10.11.12 at 5:22 pm }

Laura – Maybe I got it wrong I am having date issues at the moment. I will blame the change into day light saving…

7 Daisy { 03.28.13 at 3:22 pm }

At lunch today I was telling Little Lotus how MP always cops a serve, and plenty of them on RR.

And she said in her innocent and sincere way, “But if you had a fat chef and a skinny one who would you trust?”
Apparently it’s the fat chef because he has had more experience.

I guess she wouldn’t trust the newly skinny Pete, then.

8 Georgie { 03.28.13 at 4:02 pm }

Too true Daisy but Jowlsy is an eater not a chef.