Former Masterchef contestant and Surfing the Menu host Hayden Quinn is not returning for the second season of Family Food Fight.
A Nine spokesperson said, “We’re making a number of changes to Family Food Fight for series two that we think the audience will love. Matt Moran, Anna Polyviou and Tom Parker Bowles will all return. Hayden was offered a role on the show for 2018, but unfortunately he wasn’t available during our shooting period.”
Last year Quinn told TV Tonight he was snowed under with personal commitments.
“I own a gym with 2 mates and have a partnership with a wine label that we sell on Jetstar and Dan Murphys. And a couple of other little businesses,” he said, adding, “…. I really enjoy what I do at the moment with the gym, the wine, writing for Delicious magazine, and lots of stuff in the world of social media, food, travel, lifestyle.”
The Nine series is due to begin filming in Melbourne soon.
In something of a rarity, Aussie format rights have also been sold to the US ABC network.