Since publishing this story, Network Ten has announced the death of MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo on April 30, 2023. MasterChef Australia Secrets and Surprises will now premiere on Sunday, May 7, with the full support of Zonfrillo’s family.
It’s time to get ready for an all new season of MasterChef, because Australia’s favourite cooking competition is about to return for its 15th season. This year, it’s all about “Secrets and Surprises,” and viewers can expect unexpected twists and turns that will keep them on the edge of their seats.
The show’s esteemed judges will be joined by a new crop of talented home cooks, all eager to showcase their culinary skills.
But it’s not just the contestants who will be inspiring the audience. World-class guest chefs from both Australia and abroad will also be making appearances. Their goal? To push the contestants out of their comfort zone, while showcasing their own impressive talents.
With so much talent on display, this season of MasterChef Australia promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable ride. Stay tuned for all the drama, excitement, and mouth-watering dishes that will make this season one for the history books.
When Does MasterChef Australia: Secrets and Surprises Start?
MasterChef Australia: Secrets and Surprises was originally set to premiere on Monday, May 1 at 7.30pm. However, just hours before the season was set to premiere, Network 10 confirmed the sudden death of judge Jock Zonfrillo on Sunday, April 30.
In a statement, Network Ten noted that MasterChef Australia would not air as intended from May 1 – 4. However, on Wednesday, May 3, the Network announced a revised start date for MasterChef Australia: Secrets and Surprises.
“With the full support of Jock Zonfrillo’s family, MasterChef Australia will air at 7.30pm on Sunday, 7 May,” Network 10 announced.
The statement continued: “It is with Jock in our hearts that we cherish this season and remember the charismatic and big-hearted Judge and Chef who we knew and loved.
“Jock will be remembered in the MasterChef Australia kitchen for years to come.”
The network also announced that The Sunday Project would air a tribute to the late chef. The episode will immediately precede the premiere of MasterChef, airing at 6.30pm on Sunday, 7 May.
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