Production is halted on MasterChef's Fans and Favourites season 1

Production is halted on MasterChef’s Fans and Favourites season

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Production is halted on MasterChef’s Foodies vs Favourites season after several contestants and crew members test positive for Covid

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Filming for MasterChef’s Foodies vs Favourites season has been halted following a Covid outbreak on set.

The cooking series, which is filmed in Melbourne, has been suspended after several crew members and contestants tested positive to the virus.

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‘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.

Halted: Production has been halted on MasterChef's Foodies vs Favourites season after several contestants and crew members test positive for Covid. Pictured judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen

Halted: Production has been halted on MasterChef’s Foodies vs Favourites season after several contestants and crew members test positive for Covid. Pictured judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen

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

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

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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 ‘petrified’ about returning to the MasterChef kitchen, despite winning the 2009 season.

‘I’m quite petrified about it,’ she confessed.

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‘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.

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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’.

While little else is known about the highly anticipated season at this stage, 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 'petrified' 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 ‘petrified’ about returning to the MasterChef kitchen, despite winning the 2009 season

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