Thank Goodness! Last Night Wasn't the Last Time Jock, Melissa and Andy Will Grace Our Screens This Year
After the highly-anticipated MasterChef final last night, that saw Emeila take home the title, Channel Ten announced that it's hugely popular and pint-sized series Junior MasterChef Australia will return later in 2020.
And yes, Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen are blessing our screens and returning to the MasterChef kitchen as judges for the series. Also, Channel Ten if you're reading this can we have more of Jock in a kilt, please and thank you. The show will showcase and celebrate the talent of some of Australia's best and brightest young cooks.
Judge Melissa Leong said: "We are so thrilled to be bringing Junior MasterChef Australia to life very soon. To be showcasing a generation of kids who have grown up with the show and who have literally been cooking for most of their lives, you know this is going to be spectacular.
"Jock, Andy and I are very excited to meet our incredible little cooks, and to see what the next generation has in store."
A host of talented nine to14-year-olds will try their luck and test their culinary skills in the MasterChef kitchen, and you'll sure to be astounded Australia with their amazing skills (while I, on the other hand, will feel even more inadequate in the kitchen than I already do, but I'm ok with this. Bring on the pint-sized chefs!).
Network 10 Head Of Drama And Executive Production, Rick Maier, said: "It's been nine years since we last heard the rattle of pots and pans with brilliant young Australians at the pass. High time for a recall, we think - especially at a time when families are sharing more and more adventures in the kitchen together.
"With Melissa, Jock and Andy in charge, we're all looking forward to discovering the next generation of Pohs, Reynolds and Callums. Their time starts now."
Hold onto your chef hats, people. We're in for some more exceptional cooking later in 2020.
Scroll to watch the announcement video.