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Iconic MasterChef star Julie Goodwin says she’s ‘brickin it’ in the competition

Iconic MasterChef star Julie Goodwin says she's 'brickin it' in the competition 2

Former MasterChef Australia winner Julie Goodwin has made her return to the TV cooking competition on Monday night. 

Julie, 51, who won the series 13 years ago, was one of the most anticipated faces to reappear this season on Fans Vs Favourites. 

The lovable grandmother offered a comical response when asked by the judges how she was feeling about being on the show.     

Iconic: MasterChef star Julie Goodwin, 51, (pictured) has offered some VERY frank words as she makes her much-anticipated return to the TV competition on Monday: 'I'm brickin' it'

Iconic: MasterChef star Julie Goodwin, 51, (pictured) has offered some VERY frank words as she makes her much-anticipated return to the TV competition on Monday: ‘I’m brickin’ it’

‘Oh, I’m brickin’ it,’ Julie said, with the kitchen erupting in laughter.    

‘Everyone’s brickin’ it that you’re here!’ Affable Andy Allen replied. ‘So I’m glad that you’re brickin’ it. Tell me more about that.’ 

Too funny: 'Oh, I'm brickin' it,' Julie said, with the kitchen erupting in laughter. 'Everyone's brickin' it that you're here!' Affable Andy Allen replied

Too funny: ‘Oh, I’m brickin’ it,’ Julie said, with the kitchen erupting in laughter. ‘Everyone’s brickin’ it that you’re here!’ Affable Andy Allen replied

Julie said she couldn’t deny her nerves as she returned to the competition after many years off the television.    

‘I’m, like, fizzy with excitement. My guts are doing strange things,’ she said. 

Julie said she was ‘grateful’ to make her return to the show.   

Exciting: 'I'm, like, fizzy with excitement. My guts are doing strange things,' she said. Julie said she was 'grateful' to make her return to the show after so many years away

Exciting: ‘I’m, like, fizzy with excitement. My guts are doing strange things,’ she said. Julie said she was ‘grateful’ to make her return to the show after so many years away

‘I’m so grateful, so grateful, to be back here. It’s…it’s amazing. It’s an amazing feeling. I’m on quite a high,’ she said. 

She finished by praising what a deep learning experience the cooking competition is for all the new home cooks cast this season. 

Julie has spoken about her ups and downs since appearing on the show, including her harrowing battle with depression. 

Return: She finished by praising what a deep learning experience the cooking competition is for all the new home cooks cast this season. Pictured: Judges Andy, Melissa, and Jock

Return: She finished by praising what a deep learning experience the cooking competition is for all the new home cooks cast this season. Pictured: Judges Andy, Melissa, and Jock

Julie revealed she spent a five week stay in a mental health facility, while speaking to the Australian Women’s Weekly.    

The star said she found comfort in her granddaughter, Delilah, one. 

‘In the midst of that really awful time I had decided that I was done,’ Julie told the publication. 

Family: Julie has spoken about her ups and downs since appearing on the show, including her harrowing battle with depression. Here with husband Michael (left) and Delilah

Family: Julie has spoken about her ups and downs since appearing on the show, including her harrowing battle with depression. Here with husband Michael (left) and Delilah

‘I had nothing left to do, my work here was done. That’s where I found myself. That landed me in hospital a bunch of times.

‘So, I’m trying to figure out if my life here is not done, then what the hell is it? Delilah is obviously a massive part of that. She’s a tiny little human who I want to be around for,’ she continued.

Delilah is the daughter of Julie’s son, Tom.

Doing it for Delilah: She told this month's Australian Women's Weekly: 'She's a tiny little human who I want to be around for'

Doing it for Delilah: She told this month’s Australian Women’s Weekly: ‘She’s a tiny little human who I want to be around for’

Julie sent shockwaves through the showbiz world four years ago when she was charged with drink-driving twice over the legal limit.  

She was caught after trying to evade a police breath test.

After fronting up at court with her husband and acknowledging it was ‘an error in judgment’ and ‘accepting full responsibility’, Goodwin was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months.

Shock: Julie sent shockwaves through the showbiz world four years ago when she was charged with drink-driving twice over the legal limit. Pictured arriving at Gosford Local Court in 2018

Shock: Julie sent shockwaves through the showbiz world four years ago when she was charged with drink-driving twice over the legal limit. Pictured arriving at Gosford Local Court in 2018

She later revealed she had been suffering from depression, for which she had sought treatment at a psychiatric facility.

The revelation in February this year came 13 years after Goodwin beat runner-up Poh Ling Yeow with her hearty home recipes in 2009. 

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She did it: Julie won MasterChef Australia's inaugural series in 2009, with runner-up Poh Ling Yeow (right). The champion returns to the show's 'Fans & Favourites' season on April 18

She did it: Julie won MasterChef Australia’s inaugural series in 2009, with runner-up Poh Ling Yeow (right). The champion returns to the show’s ‘Fans & Favourites’ season on April 18

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