EXCLUSIVE: Seven has hit a snag, temporarily at least, with its upcoming cooking show Plate of Origin.
For contractual reasons, Seven is now unable to publicly associate Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan with the new show.
An audition callout features Manu Feildel with no sign of the former MasterChef stars.
“Join Manu and two of the world’s biggest food superstars on their new international cooking show!,” it teases.
This comes despite all three featuring on stage at Seven’s Upfronts in October (at which TV Tonight specifically asked if everything was signed and whether there would be any contractual issue with 10).
But their absence will be temporary. Both are still set to appear on the show which sees competing cuisines from teams of two and is expected to begin filming in March.
“We’re looking for food from all around the world: Asia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Europe, North and Latin America. Find a teammate, tells us which cuisine you’d like to represent and apply today,” the casting note teases.
Applications close Monday February 3rd.
10 has been contacted for comment.