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MasterChef resumes filming again after production was shut down due to Covid-19

MasterChef resumes filming for the upcoming Fans vs Favourites season after production was shut down due to Covid outbreak


Shooting has resumed for MasterChef Australia‘s upcoming Fans vs Favourites season after a Covid outbreak forced production to abruptly shut down.

Channel 10’s hit cooking show closed shop last Saturday when the virus spread amongst the cast and crew on set and several members tested positive. 

A green light was given on Friday for filming to continue at the MasterChef camp in Ascot Vale, Victoria.  

Back to the kitchen: MasterChef has resumed filming again for the upcoming Fans vs Favourites season after production was shut down due to a Covid outbreak. Pictured are judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen

Cast and crew members shared several photos from the set to their individual social media accounts, confirming that the cameras were rolling on the series once again. 

Production was initially forced to wait almost a week until those who were infected recovered from Covid and followed the mandatory isolation period. 

Endemol Shine Australia, the company producing MasterChef Fans Vs Favourites, confirmed that production had shut last Saturday when it was revealed there had been an outbreak.

Halted: Production has been halted on MasterChef Australia's Fans vs Favourites season after several contestants and crew members tested positive for Covid

Halted: Production has been halted on MasterChef Australia’s Fans vs Favourites season after several contestants and crew members tested positive for Covid

‘Shooting on the upcoming season of MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites has been temporarily suspended due to several positive COVID cases within the production,’ an Endemol Shine Australia spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘Our judges, cast and crew are fully vaccinated, and we look forward to resuming filming shortly.’  

The 2022 season of MasterChef will see 12 amateur ‘foodies’ facing off against franchise ‘favourites’, several of whom are professional chefs. 

Among those set to return to the series are Julie Goodwin, Michael Weldon, Tommy Pham, Alvin Quah and Sashi Cheliah.

'Shooting on the upcoming season of MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites has been temporarily suspended due to several positive COVID cases within the production,' an Endemol Shine Australia spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia

‘Shooting on the upcoming season of MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites has been temporarily suspended due to several positive COVID cases within the production,’ an Endemol Shine Australia spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia

In an interview with Yahoo! in November, Julie admitted she was worried about returning to the MasterChef kitchen, despite winning the 2009 season.

‘I’m quite petrified about it,’ she confessed. ‘I watch [MasterChef] every year and I’ve just watched the standard rise and rise and the food get more and more amazing.’

But she added that she’s curious to see if she measures up to the recent batch of cooks that have passed through the MasterChef Australia kitchen.

New season: The 2022 season will see 12 amateur 'foodies' facing off against franchise 'favourites', several of whom are professional chefs. Among those set to return to the series are Julie Goodwin (pictured), Michael Weldon, Tommy Pham, Alvin Quah and Sashi Cheliah

New season: The 2022 season will see 12 amateur ‘foodies’ facing off against franchise ‘favourites’, several of whom are professional chefs. Among those set to return to the series are Julie Goodwin (pictured), Michael Weldon, Tommy Pham, Alvin Quah and Sashi Cheliah

‘It’ll be really interesting to see if my style will cut it these days in the MasterChef kitchen,’ she admitted.

Julie said she was ‘grateful to have been given another chance’ to return to the beloved cooking show and was ‘looking forward to it’, describing it as ‘a lot of fun’. 

Little else is known about the series except that it’s set to air on Channel 10 sometime this year.  

'I'm quite petrified about it': In an interview with Yahoo! in November, Julie admitted she was worried about returning to the MasterChef kitchen, despite winning the 2009 season

‘I’m quite petrified about it’: In an interview with Yahoo! in November, Julie admitted she was worried about returning to the MasterChef kitchen, despite winning the 2009 season

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