Channel 10 begin casting for MasterChef Australia 2024 but stay silent on who will replace judge Jock Zonfrillo following celebrity chef’s shock death
Channel 10 has already starting casting for the next season of MasterChef Australia.
Aspiring chefs need to send in their applications to star on season 16 by August 6 this year.
Ten made the announcement on the network’s Instagram page on Tuesday.
No filming dates have been set for the new season, but applicants have been told they must be over the age of 18 by the time October 16 comes around.
‘We’re seeking people of all backgrounds and from locations right around Australia,’ a statement on 10Play explained.
Channel 10 has already starting casting for the next season of MasterChef Australia . Aspiring chefs need to send in their applications to star on season 16 by August 6 this year
There is still no word on who will be replacing Jock Zonfrillio as judge on the hit cooking competition following his tragic death
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There is still no word on who will be replacing Jock Zonfrillio as judge on the hit cooking competition following his tragic death.
The 46-year-old celebrity chef was found dead in a Melbourne hotel room on May 1.
Before his death, Zonfrillo had built up a secret collection of one-on-one interviews with some of the country’s leading chefs prior to his shock death.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal the MasterChef judge would regularly invite chefs into his Channel Ten trailer after filming sessions of the hit show to record private chats.
Ten made the casting call on the network’s Instagram page on Tuesday
Topics, according to celebrity chef Luke Nguyen who sat down with Zonfrillo, often veered away from the kitchen and focused on more personal topics, such as family life, plans for the future and passions outside the intense hospitality industry.
Meanwhile, the latest season of MasterChef got off to a strong start in the ratings.
Debuting on May 7, the show pulled in an impressive 761,000 viewers, and easily beating network rivals, Farmer Wants a Wife on Seven, and Nine’s Lego Masters.
The show’s debut in the prime-time 7:30pm slot came after a touching one-hour tribute to Zonfrillo on Channel Ten’s The Sunday Project.