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Fans are shocked as MasterChef Australia judge Poh Ling Yeow shares her real age

"You must be really bad at maths"

Fans have been left shocked after discovering Poh Ling Yeow’s real age.

The brand new MasterChef judge took to Instagram to celebrate her birthday and revealed that she’d just turned 50.

“I turned THE BIG FIVE O yesterday & here’s 5 things I’ve learned along the way,” Poh wrote on December 20th, 2023.

Poh’s list included having a “red hot go”, making “friends with uncertainty” and “enjoying the climb”.

“Let things flow towards you. Anything I’ve wanted too much tends to bite me in the bum 🍑,” she included in her advice.

Of course, Poh’s been on reality TV for a while, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’s not actually a spring chicken anymore – even though she may look like she is.

Poh first appeared on TV on Beat the Chef back in 2005, and her first MasterChef appearance was in 2009. She returned to MasterChef in 2020, and was announced as a judge for the 2024 season.

Poh on MasterChef
MasterChef. Ten.

Fans react to Poh revealing she’s 50

Fans struggled to get their head around the fact that Poh is 50, and flooded her post with comments about how young she looks.

“Happy Birthday Poh! You don’t look a day over 30. What’s your secret?” One wrote.

“You can’t be 50! You must be really bad at maths,” another penned.

Poh Ling Yeow
Poh Ling Yeow. Instagram.

Poh’s celebrity pals were similarly surprised by Poh’s real age.

“Ageless and beautiful inside and out. Love you Poh and sending you the biggest birthday hugs xx,” Megan Gale commented.

“I pray to God that I age like you! 😍 happy bday Queen!” I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here Australia’s David Subritzky wrote.

MasterChef Australia season 16 will premiere on 10 and 10Play in 2024.

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