After the huge great success that was MasterChef Australia as well as Celebrity MasterChef the two shows –both with familiar names return to the screens in 2021, the new season will feature an “foodies vs favourites” theme during the New Year.
The 2022 season of the MasterChef Australia The Foodies Vs. Favourites serieswill be returning to the show past contestants and winners such as Julie Goodwin. The announcement was confirmed during the 10ViacomCBS Upfronts earlier in the year, in October.
The show will premiere around Easter. 14 on MasterChef will bring together the best of MasterChef from past seasons and an all-new batch of foodies. 12 household names and 12 new chefs will battle it out in the famous kitchen.
Judges from the series Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen will be returning each year, doing the honor of tasting each dish before it’s served.
“We are back for another action-packed season of thrills, chills and kitchen spills,” Melissa declared. “We could not be more excited for the season!” Add the brand new masterchef foodies competing against famous actors of The masterchef universe throughout the many years… And you’ll also find 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 a nation and Jock, Andy and I couldn’t be more excited to serve up a generous and heartfelt serving to audiences in 2022.”
We’ll have to wait for official announcement about all 24 contestants on the network, there’s already seen some interesting revelations with the announcement of 10 contestants (and two others were seen stepping out for filming at Melbourne).
Check out who’s participating in MasterChef Australia Foodies vs. the Favourites of 2022.
Julie Goodwin (Season 1 Favourite)
She’s the infamous winner of the initial season on MasterChef Australia, taking out the top spot in a thrilling final with Poh Ling Yeow. After winning the competition she was able to get her own show in the 7pm project and then host her own show cooking on Nine Network called Home Cooked with Julie Goodwin.
Julie also published her first cookbook called The Family Table The book was followed by on to publish several more including a book for the 20/20 diet as well as family dinners. Julie also launched a website that is full of dishes ( juliegoodwin.com) and was featured in the initial series of I’m a Celebrity… Get me out from Here! in 2015.
Tommy Pham (Season 13 Favourite)
Tommy’s return wasn’t confirmed until 10 minutes after the show first announced however, Tommy was seen filming along with contestants in pictures taken through the Daily Mail.
A fan-favorite from the most recent season of 2021, it’s logical for him to be picked again after finishing seventh earlier in the year.
The teacher of kindergartens from NSW gained fans thanks to his touching performance on the program. and also impressed them with his delicious meals, particularly his Vietnamese recipes that he continues to post through his Instagram account after being ejected from the show.
Are you ready to make a return in the new year, Tommy will be one to keep an eye on.
Michael Weldon (Season 3 Favourite)
Formerly third-placed Michael was confirmed as one of the stars returning by 10 .
He was a renowned second placer during the season’s third of 2011 before going to work for Coles Supermarkets in product development. Later, he was offered a spot as co-host on the food-loving television show Farm to Fork together with Courtney Roulston and fellow MasterChef former contestants Sarah Todd and Andy Allen (who’s currently as a judge).
Sashi Cheliah (Season 10 Favourite)
Who will forget the day that modest home chef Sashi took home the title in the year 2018? With a flurry of hug from his children as the confetti was sprinkled during the finals and we could not have imagined a better winner of the top ever score ever in the MasterChef final.
After winning, Sashi opened a series of pop-up restaurants dubbed GAJA from Sashi before setting up a permanent home in the city of his birth in Adelaide with a restaurant and an the express model of GAJA. Sashi also launched his own chef kits at home named Sashi’s Secret, with kits for cooking dishes such as Nasi Goreng and Malaysian Chicken Curry.
We’re excited to see what he cooks out in the kitchen this time!
Sarah Todd (Season 6 Favourite)
It’s true, Sarah is also returning! Sarah was in Season 6 in 2014 – in which she was ranked ninth, and reportedly gained 50k followers in India after preparing the aloo gobi dish and aloo gobi – Sarah was able to create the restaurant of her choice at Goa, India, and record the process on the SBS Australia docuseries My Restaurant in India.
She also produced a show known as Serve It Like Sarah during her time in India and then followed up her experiences with the publication of the My Health Model Cookbook as well as the documentary Amazing Assam with Sarah Todd.
The restaurant she opened was The Restaurant at the Wine Rack in Mumbai and later recorded a docuseries in the same vein named My Second Restaurant in India for SBS Australia. With her co-stars Michael as well as Andy in Farm to Forkfor 10 on SBS, it’s fair to say that Sarah has been quite busy in the last seven years.
Are they able to predict if she is the next to win the title of MasterChef this year? Keep an eye on the show.
Alvin Quah (Season 2 Favourite)
The show was aired in the year 2010, Alvin placed fifth in the second season (which was the winner in the final season by Adam Liaw).
He was back on the show during Season 3 to impart cooking tips for new contestants in MasterClass and then continued to work with food companies, such as Ayam to serve as an ambassador.
With his witty sense of humour and charming personality, we are excited to meet Alvin back to our MasterChef kitchen.
MasterChef Australia Foodies vs. Favourites will air at the end of 2022, on 10. Do you need a dose of reality TV while you wait? “I’m a Celebrity… Find me out of Here! premieres on 10 January 2022. Find out the most recent clues