Rebecca Gibney reveals she NEVER wanted to sign up to Celebrity MasterChef but finally caved for one big reason… as she admits her cooking skills are less than impressive
She’s the popular New Zealand-born actress who is one of ten celebrities to have signed up for this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.
But on Sunday, Rebecca Gibney revealed she never really wanted to to go on the show – and only caved in after being begged by her 17-year-old son, Zac.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the 56-year-old revealed: ‘[Zac] said ‘Mum, you could make your banging spag bol and you do a really good roast chook’ – I’m going ‘Mate, it’s the MasterChef kitchen, you don’t do a spag bol!”
Persuasive! Rebecca Gibney has revealed her son Zac begged her to go on MasterChef because it’s the ‘only reality TV show he watches’. Pictured: Rebecca, Zac and her husband Richard Bell
Zac was quick to whip out the ultimate technique in getting her to sign up – saying he’d think so was cool for doing so, as it’s the ‘only reality show I watch’.
After he told his mother that MasterChef ‘had cred’, Rebecca continued: ‘So, all of a sudden I’ve got cred because I’m doing MasterChef – forget Halifax, forget Packed to the Rafters and forget Wanted.’
Rebecca doesn’t seem to think her minimal talents in the kitchen will go far, adding: ‘It’s so stressful that I have already laid down on the floor and cried and I’ve only cooked twice.’
Hilarious: Rebecca doesn’t seem to think her talents in the kitchen will get her far, adding: ‘It’s so stressful that I have already laid down on the floor and cried and I’ve only cooked twice’
Channel 10 announced the full cast list on Thursday, with contestants including Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly, Offspring actor Matthew Le Nevez and fashion designer Collette Dinnigan.
They will appear alongside Olympic hero Ian Thorpe, former AFL star Nick Riewoldt, singer Dami Im and comedian Dilruk Jayasinha.
Radio personality Chrissie Swan and retired soccer player Archie Thompson are also set to compete on the program.
Announcement: Channel 10 recently unveiled the cast for the new season of Celebrity MasterChef. Pictured (L-R): Nick Riewoldt, Archie Thompson, Rebecca Gibney, Tilly Ramsay, Matthew Le Nevez, Dami Im, Dilruk Jayasinha, Ian Thorpe, Collette Dinnigan and Chrissie Swan
Judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo will be fronting the show.
Channel 10 announced it was bringing back Celebrity MasterChef in May, 12 years after it last aired.
The network confirmed reports it was reviving the 2009 format by sharing an Instagram post that read: ‘Get ready… Celebrity MasterChef is coming.’
Celebrity MasterChef last aired in 2009, and featured the likes of Michelle Bridges, Rachael Finch, Josh Thomas, Kirk Pengilly, Alex Perry and Eamon Sullivan.
Making a return: Judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo will be fronting the show