Matt Moran has signed an exclusive TV contract with TEN, to appear in MasterChef, and other network shows including Good News Week and The 7PM Project.
The deal comes after Seven had been pursuing him for the Aussie version of Iron Chef, and is announced while Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are in negotiation for next year’s MasterChef.
His signing will strategically send out a message to anybody thinking of a huge raise.
“Matt is a fantastic, world-renowned chef and has become a valued addition to the MasterChef family,” said TEN’s David Mott.
“We love what he has contributed so far to the show and 2011 will see his presence in the series increase significantly. ”
Signing Matt to TEN makes sense and we are thrilled to have secured his exclusivity to our network.”
Moran had previously been a mentor on The Chopping Block for Nine, amongst other TV appearances.