Heartbreak in the Kitchen: Say Goodbye to the MasterChef Australia Chefs Heading Home

Who went home on MasterChef Australia 2024

The winner of MasterChef Australia typically goes on to become an Aussie institution. The winner of Season 1, Julie Goodwin, is still a household name. Likewise, the winner of Season 4, Andy Allen, is now a judge on this series. But you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. The 2024 season of MasterChef Australia can only have one winner, meaning 21 contestants will be sent home.

For Jean-Christophe Novelli, a new judge in the MasterChef Australia kitchen, deciding who to send home was a difficult decision. In an interview with The Latch, he remarked that everyone there was incredible.

“You forget they’re not chefs,” Jean-Christophe said. “They are amateur cooks. I keep forgetting that. I was judging them like professional chefs. The contestants are just so good. And the atmosphere, the ambience, the emotion, the speed? It’s just on the next level.”

Beyond becoming famous, the winner of MasterChef Australia 2024 gets $250,000. But this year, MasterChef Australia has an additional prize in play, one that they’re keeping a mystery. According to MasterChef Australia, this mystery prize will be something that “money can’t buy” and the “opportunity of a lifetime.”

“We have to find a winner,” Jean-Christophe said. “It’s very important. It’s a big prize to win. These people also have given up a lot to be on the show. They cannot work. They were chosen from a selection of 50,000 applicants. Our decisions were vital and very, very important.”

Here’s a list of everyone who has been sent home on MasterChef Australia 2024.

Who Went Home on MasterChef Australia 2024 Tonight?


The 2024 MasterChef Australia contestant Lourdes
Network 10


The 2024 MasterChef Australia contestant Lily
Network 10


Meet MasterChef Australia's Khristian
Channel 7


Jonathan is on the 2024 season of MasterChef Australia
Network 10


The 2024 contestant MasterChef Australia Steph
Network 10


The 2024 MasterChef Australia contestant James
Network 10

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MasterChef Australia 2024 airs Mondays though Thursday at 7.30pm, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand. Miss an episode? Catch up on 10 Play.

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