masterchef 2025 judges confirmed

Things heat up as Channel 10 confirms who the MasterChef Australia 2025 judges are

Eggcellent news!

After mixed reports, Channel 10 has confirmed who will front the judging panel on MasterChef Australia 2025.

MasterChef 2024 faced a shake-up following the death of Jock Zonfrillo, with Andy Allen the only judge remaining after co-star Melissa Leong left the series.

This year, Andy was joined by season one runner-up Poh Ling Yeow, food critic Sofia Levin and French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

MasterChef judges
Judges Sofia Levin, Andy Allen, Poh Ling Yeow and Jean-Christophe Novelli. Ten.

Yet after just one season of yucking and yumming aspiring chefs’ dishes, the rumour mill suggested the newly comprised panel may not return.

Per Daily Mail Australia, MasterChef‘s original judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston — who left the series in 2019 — would return to their post in the 2025 series.

However, a spokesperson for Channel 10 has since rubbished these claims.

The original MasterChef judges
Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris. Ten.

Who are the MasterChef Australia 2025 judges?

The network confirmed to the outlet that Andy, Poh, Sofia and Jean-Christophe will certainly be back for MasterChef 2025.

“Judges Andy Allen, Poh Ling Yeow, Sofia Levin and Jean-Christophe Novelli will all be returning to the MasterChef Australia kitchen in 2025 to serve up another delicious season of Australia’s favourite cooking show,” they told Daily Mail.

It comes after sources told Woman’s Day that Sofia has knocked the socks off cast and crew in her judging role.

Sofia Levin. Instagram.

“You can see they have real chemistry,” they said of the food critic and Andy, who won the show back in 2012. “Casting has a lot to do with making these judges pop on camera.

“The long days were hard but Sofia made everything fun for cast and crew.”

And we have to agree — she’s eggcellent!

Watch MasterChef Australia from Sunday – Wednesday on Channel 10 and 10 Play.

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