‘It really has been quite difficult’: MasterChef Australia star reveals the hardest part of filming the show – and it has nothing to do with cooking
The stars of MasterChef Australia are put through an array of difficult challenges while competing in the high-stakes reality competition.
But one contestant has claimed that the hardest part of filming the show actually has nothing to do with cooking.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, MasterChef 2021 contestant Jess Hodge, 36, explained that since signing up to the reality show she’s been unable to spend much time with her family.
‘I’ve been away from the boys for months now’: MasterChef Australia 2021 contestant Jess Hodge, 36, (pictured) has revealed the hardest part about being on the show is being unable to spend quality time with her family
‘I’ve been away from the boys for months now,’ she said.
‘The process started at the end of last year so it’s been quite a long time. It really has been quite difficult, knowing my partner has been home looking after them by herself.’
Missing out: Jess also said she won’t be spending Mother’s Day with her family, thanks to the show’s demanding work schedule
Jess also said she won’t be spending Mother’s Day with her family, thanks to the show’s demanding work schedule.
‘The competition itself is very stressful and a lot of pressure but knowing you have this whole other part of your life you have to put on hold,’
‘Missing out on Important moments in the boys’ lives and special occasions, that’s really hard,’ she continued.
Impressed: Judge Jock Zonfrillo (left), meanwhile told the publication that he was impressed with the commitment of this year’s cast amid the global pandemic
Jess and her wife Emily share three-year-old twins Arlo and Lucca.
Meanwhile, judge Jock Zonfrillo told the publication that he was impressed with this year’s commitment to the show amid the global pandemic.
‘Their dedication and devotion to cooking and food is truly inspiring.’
‘I genuinely hope they have now caught the bug and keep pushing hard on their obsession with food.’
MasterChef airs Sunday to Thursday at 7.30pm on TEN
Stay tuned: MasterChef airs Sunday to Thursday at 7.30pm on TEN