MasterChef third-place contestant Reynold Poernomo is in discussions with 10 around his own series.
Last night during an interview on The Project, Steve Price suggested, “We need to see the Reynold dessert show as a stand (alone) show on Channel 10, with you starring in the front. What about that?”
“We’re actually in talks but we’ll see,” Poernomo laughed.
Declining to choose between grand finalists Emelia and Laura he noted, “I definitely won’t have my show if I spoil anything!”
10 is yet to confirm any development on a Reynold-hosted series, but has ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand chief content officer and EVP, Beverley McGarvey, praised the show’s excellent run.
“The success of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win has been remarkable. There is no doubt Australia’s celebration, obsession and love of food is still strong,” she said.
“We were thrilled to welcome Jock, Melissa and Andy to the MasterChef family, and so too were audiences. Their combined culinary credentials coupled with their passion and sheer joy for food, and their relentless enthusiasm to explore ingredients, preparation and cooking methods really resonated.
“I would like to thank Jock, Melissa and Andy for their commitment, sincerity and passion. They have been a true pleasure and delight to watch. Their kindness and warm rapport with the contestants have just been wonderful.
“This year also proved the perfect opportunity to bring back familiar and much loved MasterChef alumni, our 24 talented and passionate former contestants, who absolutely outdid themselves everyday with exceptional, extraordinary and delicious cooking. I would like to sincerely thank and congratulate each one of them for such a heart-warming and incredible season.
“And of course, a special congratulations to Emelia on being crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win.
“I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Marty Benson and his team, and to all our friends and production partners at Endemol Shine Australia who, through exceptionally trying circumstances due to the COVID-pandemic, were able to rise to the challenge as always and produced a brilliant, quality show in a safe environment.
“Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Network 10 who has contributed to the success of this season, particularly executive producer Rick Maier.”
She added, “This isn’t the last we’ll see of the MasterChef Australia kitchen this year. We’re looking forward to welcoming back the three judges and a new generation of cooks when Junior MasterChef Australia returns to our screens for a special event season later this year.”