MasterChef Australia to return with Foodies vs Favourites in 2022

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• 12 fresh-faced foodies face off against a dozen of the best chefs ever seen in the MasterChef kitchen

Announced at 10’s Upfront on Wednesday, in 2022 MasterChef Australia will make a triumphant return – with a very tasty twist.  

MasterChef Australia: Foodies vs Favourites will see 12 fresh-faced foodies face off against a dozen of the best chefs ever seen in the MasterChef kitchen, including Alvin Quah, Sarah Todd, Michael Weldon and the OG kitchen queen herself, Julie Goodwin. Once again, the action will unfold under the keen eye of judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo, and Andy Allen.

Melissa said: “We are back for another action-packed season of thrills, chills and kitchen spills… we couldn’t be more pumped! Add to that a handful of new MasterChef foodies going head-to-head with beloved characters from the MasterChef universe over the years… and then of course there’s Julie Goodwin! 

“If ever there was a time to feel connected through food, it’s now: MasterChef Australia is the hit of nostalgia, inspiration and feel-good fun we need as nation and Jock, Andy and I couldn’t be more excited to serve up a generous and heartfelt serving to audiences in 2022.”

Julie Goodwin

The second night of this year’s MasterChef Grand Finale had 824,000 viewers as Justin Narayan was named the winner of the 2021 iteration of the show. 931,000 tuned in for the announcement of the winner as the show was the top non-news program of the evening and was #1 in all key demos.

In the finale Peter Gilmore, the master of grand finale pressure tests was on hand with 80 points up for grabs.

The contestants would have five hours to cook two dishes simultaneously. There was savoury squid noodles, a shiitake custard and koji butter sauce dish from Peter’s restaurant Quay and a brand-new golden crackle dessert from his restaurant Bennelong.

This year has also seen Celebrity MasterChef Australia returning to screens for the first time in over a decade.

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