The father of one the Junior MasterChef entrants says the kids on the show have had advance notice of what they will be cooking.
He said the children had to choose from various categories and advise the show of several recipes they would prepare.
“While everything looks spontaneous the reality is these kids have cooked the dishes 50 times. It’s not reality – it’s all staged,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
At face value such claims don’t sound in the spirit of the show, but I expect adult contestants would have also been asked about what dishes they would prepare too. This would be a basic function of casting.
A Shine spokeswoman said: “Our priority is to create a safe and fun environment for our kids so they do get some information about the challenges in advance but they do not get sent recipes.”
Maybe they are clairvoyant enough to go on The One.