masterchef australia 2023

MasterChef Australia is coming in hot! Here’s what we know about the upcoming season

And we have a start date!

MasterChef Australia Secrets & Surprises will be serving up some delicious twists and turns.

This year, our judges Jock ZonfrilloAndy Allen and Melissa Leong will welcome a brand-new bunch of hungry hopefuls — home cooks eager to win the coveted MasterChef gold plate.

Here’s everything we know about MasterChef Australia 2023

When will MasterChef Australia 2023 air?

The new chefs will don the infamous white apron and enter the kitchen on May 1 — after the finale of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

Who is in the cast?

While we don’t know who will be cooking for MC domination, we do know that Jamie Oliver will join Zonfrillo, Allen and Leong as a guest judge in the kitchen…on DAY ONE!

“I’m very, very excited to be back in the MasterChef Australia kitchen, and honoured to be kicking off the new season of Secrets & Surprises alongside Jock, Andy and Mel,” Oliver said in a statement released on April 2.

“I want to give the contestants some little nuggets of advice, some techniques and some thoughts most importantly, that might help them to navigate some of the big moments ahead.”

Jamie Oliver with l-r Andy Allen, Jock Zonfrillo and Melissa Leong
Jamie Oliver with l-r Andy Allen, Jock Zonfrillo and Melissa Leong. Source: Ten.

Other guests will include: Curtis Stone, Maggie Beer, Rick Stein and Peter Gilmore.

What’s different about this new season?

While in the past, we’ve seen 24 aprons up for grabs, this year, only 18 will make it to the kitchen so for this new crop of passionate amateur cooks, there’s a lot on the line!

Is there a new trailer?

You bet! Check it out below!

MasterChef Australia: Secrets & Surprises begins Monday, 1 May At 7.30 pm on 10 And 10 Play.

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