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MasterChef Australia

Genres: Food, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, BBC Lifestyle, Vuzu, M-Net City, M-Net Family, eReality

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Seasons

Season 8

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Network Ten 01 May 2016 26 Jul 2016 Weekdays 63
M-Net 10 Oct 2016 30 Jan 2017 Weekdays, 18h30 - 19h30 63
M-Net Family 24 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 Weekdays, 18h30 - 19h30 63
Vuzu 12 Apr 2017 26 May 2017 Weekdays, 17h00 - 18h00 63
eReality 25 Jun 2021 21 Sep 2021 Weekdays, 19h00 - 20h30 63


Season 8

MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British show of the same name created by Franc Roddam, in which amateur chefs compete in weekly elimination challenges which test their food knowledge and preparation skills until a winner is crowned as the "MasterChef".

Entrants must be over 18 years old whose main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment.

The battle is on to find the most promising, undiscovered culinary talent in the country, as ambitious kitchen enthusiasts take on demanding challenges in their bid to prove they have what it takes to become Australian MasterChef.

The competition starts with auditions, following which the top 50 travel to Sydney where they are put through their paces in a variety of challenges as they compete for a place in the final 24 (20 in the first season).

The final 24 must learn fast and up their game as they are challenged with cooking from a mystery box of ingredients, cooking the same menu as their competitors and hoping to come out top, and taking part in tasks that are completely outside of their comfort zone, including cooking for the army or catering for a wedding.

All the challenges require concentration, dedication and above all talent as one mistake could mean the end of their dream.

The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published and A$100,000 in cash.

This is an emotional and exhausting journey, pushing the contestants to their absolute limits. Who will prove to the judges that they have what it takes?

The first season was hosted by Sarah Wilson, with judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston. Wilson was dropped after one season, with the judges assuming hosting duties as well. Matt Moran was added as a host and recurring judge in Season 3, but left the show after Season 4.

Winner: Elena Duggan

Broadcast Notes

Only the first 49 episodes of Season 8 aired on M-Net Family before the channel was discontinued at the end of March 2017, with Episode 49 airing on Friday, 31 March. The remaining 26 episodes aired on Vuzu, beginning with Episode 50 on Wednesday 12 April, 2017.


Season 8 Cast

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Host/Judge - Himself

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Host/Judge - Himself

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Host/Judge - Himself


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