WA Tourism is pulling advertisements fronted by MasterChef judge George Calombaris.
It follows revelations last week his MAdE Establishment restaurants underpaid staff by $7.8m.
The WA government is ceasing all social media advertising and cancelling advertisements associated with MasterChef Australia. Originally due to run until the end of September, they depict Calombaris spruiking gourmet travel and festivals in the West.
The MasterChef judge continues to be dogged by headlines and social media criticism ahead of the show’s grand final tomorrow, including with calls for 10 to drop him from further involvement.
10 so far is backing its judge of 11 seasons, on Thursday saying, “George and MAdE Establishment have reached an agreement with the Fair Work Ombudsman in relation to this matter. George has the support of Network 10.
“We will not be making any further comment.”