Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York -the next international destination for MasterChef Australia is Italy.
TV Tonight understands the production heads off in the second week of May for filming.
A Bangkok trip given away at the show’s launch this week will prove to be a red herring.
The show has also filmed in Melbourne, Tasmania, Daylesford and Kangaroo Island this season.
Judge Matt Moran came under fire from Media Watch on Monday, as one of several celebrities who had been spruiking about Kangaroo Island for a fee from tourism bosses.
He had tweeted: “Excited about going to kangaroo island tomorrow! First time and about time I saw all that amazing produce that I’ve been using for years!”
After the Media Watch expose, he responded: “All I’m saying how beautiful is #kangaroo island is, was there all weekend Amazing place!”