MasterChef former contestants are headed back to the kitchen for an “All-Stars” event set to air on TEN during the competitive Olympic period.
Returning are favourites: Julie Goodwin, Poh-Ling Yeow, Chris Badenoch and Justine Schofield from Season One, Callum Hann, Marion Grasby and Aaron Harvie from Season two and Kate Bracks, Dani Venn, Hayden Quinn and Kumar Pereira from Season Three.
Absent are Season Two winner Adam Liaw and Series Three runner-up Michael Weldon.
The All-Stars version will launch after the season four finale and air for three weeks revisiting challenges from previous seasons as contestants raise monies for their favourite charity.
Chief Programming Officer, David Mott, said: “The Olympic period is perhaps the most competitive time in television this year and we have no plans to take a back seat.
“MasterChef All-Stars is a fantastic example of ‘event TV’. It is set to be fun, compelling and an excellent alternative for viewers. The MasterChef alumni continue to hold a special interest and affection with our audience and seeing them take on a new challenge will be an absolute joy to watch.”
Still to come in the current season are Rick Stein serving up the mystery box tonight, Jamie Oliver on Tuesday, Heston Blumenthal, catering a Sri-Lankan wedding and a week of challenges in Italy.