Matt Preston will take time out from the MasterChef brand when Junior MasterChef rolls around, and be replaced by Matt Moran.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Preston will concentrate on his duties as a food critic. He previously declined a chance to guest judge the US season of MasterChef because of conflicting schedules. The series makes huge demands of its participants, as well as lengthy periods in Sydney.
WA-based Anna Gare will return for Junior Masterchef, whilst George Calombaris is also expected to be involved.