10 has announced surprise auditions for Junior MasterChef –returning to screens after two seasons in 2010 and 2011.
While the revamped MasterChef series has been well received by viewers, 10 has halted production on The Bachelor, Australian Survivor and hopes to film The Amazing Race in domestic destinations. The Bachelorette and The Masked Singer are also yet to begin filming.
A 10 spokesperson told TV Tonight, “We are always looking for content that will engage our under 50s audience and complement our existing schedule. Australians of all ages, including children, are spending more time in the kitchen. Junior MasterChef Australia is a great way to showcase the best and brightest young cooks and their love of, and passion for, food.
“The previous two seasons of Junior MasterChef Australia were hugely popular and a joy to watch.
“It is also important for us that we ensure the continuity of employment for our production partners. The industry must remain in as strong a shape as possible so we can continue to produce great local content and keep our audiences entertained and connected.”
Aspirant young cooks must be aged between 9 and 14 years.