MasterChef: Negus, Pengilly, Thomas, Westaway.

By David Knox on September 10, 2009 / Filed Under News 15

jtThe final names have been locked in for Celebrity MasterChef.

They are Dateline‘s George Negus, INXS’ Kirk Pengilly, both widely rumoured, comedian Josh Thomas and actor Simon Westaway (Underbelly).

The names follows the withdrawal of actor Steve Bisley, who was announced by TEN at the weekend.

Split into groups of three, each celebrity will compete in one heat round in two classic MasterChef challenges. Only one celebrity in each heat will win a pass through to the semi-final part of the competition.

Six celebrities will then face further culinary challenges to secure a spot in the grand final.

The full line up is now: George Negus, Simon Westaway, Kirk Pengilly, Josh Thomas, Ryan O’Keefe, Alex Lloyd,
Rachael Finch, Faustina “Fuzzy” Agolley, Alex Perry, Michelle Bridges, Peter Fitzsimons, Eamon Sullivan, Anna Bligh, Indira Naidoo, Kathleen De Leon, Peter Rowsthorn, Simon Katich and Wendy Harmer.

The show premieres 7:30pm Wednesday September 30th on TEN.


  1. Dakota September 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm -

    Thanks Callas – lookin’ forward to that now hehe

  2. frankie fox September 11, 2009 at 12:06 pm -

    @ Nana keep up the posts, you are doing a great job

  3. callas September 11, 2009 at 7:27 am -

    @ Dakota… Ryan O’Keefe plays for the Sydney Swans (AFL) and Simon Katich is an Australian cricketer… both hotties !!

  4. Dakota September 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm -

    Sorry for seeming slightly ignorant but who is Ryan O’Keefe and Simon Katich?

  5. Nana on the Couch September 10, 2009 at 3:43 pm -

    Thankyou Andrew – well he could put his slippers near my bed pan anytime – we thought he might have retired but thanks for the update darling – he’d be welcome back in Cessnock with open arms, walking sticks included!

    Nana has spoken!

  6. callas September 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm -

    i’ll only be watching to see sexy Katich and his hairy chest !!

  7. Andrew September 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm -

    @Nana (and Maude): Your dear Burgo was last heard in Melbourne doing breakfast radio. There must have been some mix up with the security system though because since the last ratings came out his key won’t let him in the building anymore.

  8. Tash September 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm -

    Sullivan, Finch, Thomas and Katich. Yay! Looks like a good line up.

    Love Josh!!

  9. Rob September 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm -

    Wow, Neighbours comes to MC, i.e. no ‘wogs’ (okay 3) allowed. Hope you love the beautiful Aussie cuisine epiosde after episode. Katich is the dark horse.

  10. Rob September 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm -

    At least the golfer Lucas Parsons had the (golf) balls to audition against people with a passion and some ability, these no body wanna bees as usual cling onto the success of others to produce what looks like being rubbish unless the 3 judges are able to cut them to spreads (or slices?) when describing the rubbish they will dish up just after they say something rehearsed like “I’ve always had a passion but never had the time to try this before”.

  11. bob September 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm -

    4 of the contestants have all being on TBYG

  12. Ben September 10, 2009 at 11:51 am -

    Nana = lame

  13. slydoggie September 10, 2009 at 11:44 am -

    Jed, I think Simon Westaway was on Underbelly as Mick Gatto.
    Celebrity Masterchef will go for about 10 weeks. Anna Bligh was referring to the two days needed for the first round of heats.

  14. Nana on the Couch September 10, 2009 at 11:41 am -

    Nana here – not sure who half these celebrities are on Celebrity Masterchef – are they really celebrities or is someone pulling the wool over Nana’s eyes! Maude and I have been racking our brains all morning as to who some of these people are! We really must be behind the times in Cessnock – We still have the milk delivered down here you know!

    What about the lovely Adriana from Wheel of Fortune? – if she’s as good in the kitchen as she was on that letterboard with Burgo she’d win hands down. Speaking of Burgo we haven’t seen him since he last appeared at the RSL many years ago – is he still out there in TV land?

    Nana has spoken!

  15. Jed September 10, 2009 at 11:28 am -

    Josh Thomas yay!! But who is Simon Westaway??

    So how many episodes witll there be?? How many weeks will run the show run for? Didn’t i hear Anna Bligh saying its just 2 days of shooting??

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