Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan could be on the outer if MasterChef: The Professionals is greenlit for the second half of 2013.
International food identities may host the series with Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal and Brit host Michel Roux Jnr are rumoured to be on Shine’s short list.
“They are chasing massive international names,” a source close to the production tells News Limited.
The series has been floated as a possibility before, but yet to eventuate.
“No decisions have been made about MasterChef for 2013,” a TEN spokesperson says.
“No decisions have been made about its format. Matt, George and Gary are very much still part of the MasterChef family.”
Preston, Colambaris and Mehigan will remain as judges for next year’s fifth series of MasterChef Australia, rumoured to be relocating to Melbourne.
Tomorrow night MasterChef: All Stars reaches its finale.