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MasterChef Australia

Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris are back on your screens, five nights a week for an all new season of the award-winning show, MasterChef Australia.

Returning for its ninth exceptional season in 2017, MasterChef Australia is set to make things bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before, combining more big name international guests with bright new talent and exciting challenges to create a truly remarkable series.

Twenty-four eager home cooks will earn the honour and privilege of wearing a MasterChef apron, joining an elite group of people who have since gone on to not only reach but surpass their own food dreams. 

After scouring the country for the best amateur cooks, the confident and the humble will cook side by side, putting themselves in the spotlight during a rigorous judges’ audition process that sees only the most deserving and talented cooks prevail. 

Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris are back to share their own unique talent and insights with the newest bunch of contestants. Encouraging and challenging, they will push the contestants to cook smarter, extend their creativity and overcome obstacles in ways they never dreamt possible.

The Top 24 contestants had better strap themselves in for a wild ride, with the biggest of big name guest chefs set to walk through the doors to challenge and inspire the contestants like never before.

The master of Middle Eastern cuisine, Yotam Ottolenghi, has a truly extraordinary week in store for the judges and contestants, while some familiar faces from season eight return, with MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan popping by and fan favourite and runner-up Matt Sinclair working with the contestants for a special team challenge. 

MasterChef Australia airs Tuesday - Saturday on TVNZ 1 or catch it at TVNZ On Demand.

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