Returning: MasterChef Australia

As expected TEN has now confirmed Season Nine of MasterChef Australia will premiere 7:30pm Monday May 1st.

Launching the night after the MKR grand final, it is expected to go head to head with the return of House Rules on Seven, while The Voice continues on Nine.

Season Nine sees Matt Preston, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and mentor Shannon Bennett joined by Yotam Ottolenghi, Heston Blumenthal, Maggie Beer, Anna Polyviou, Curtis Stone, Ben Shewry, David Thompson, and 24 eager contestants.

Bon appe   sorry wrong show!

Monday, 1 May at 7.30pm and continuing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.


  1. I think TEN should have waited until July for the launch of MasterChef. MKR has just finished and there is a risk of viewers suffering genre fatigue.

  2. I’d really like to see more women in the guest judge or mentor position on the show. The diverse cast is always great to see for sure. I know Kylie Kwong usually makes an appearance as well as Anna and Maggie Beer but with the three guys as judges and Shannon as the main mentor I’d like to see more female chefs/guests there. Still it’s a great show, so well produced and one we love to watch as a family that focuses on amazing food and the people who create it.

  3. Yay! Predicted it though….looking forward to it. Thanks for the update David. From memory the same three shows went head to head last year? Or maybe the year before….can’t keep track. Let’s hope MCA wins in the ratings. A very deserving show, despite TBL mishap they have had some success this year (e.g. IACGMOOG and GB).

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