Meet the Contestants Bringing the Heat to MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites

Network Ten

We’re still crawling through 2021 but Channel 10 is wasting no time announcing who will be competing in the 2022 season of MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites

The new format will see 12 fresh new faces compete against 12 former contestants, a challenge that we’re sure won’t be easy. 

Set to premiere around Easter, the network did confirm back in October that season one winner Julie Goodwin will be returning to the iconic kitchen, and now, we know who the other favourites are that will be joining her. 

Judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen will be at the helm of the show once again and decide who makes it through and who is sent home. 

“We are back for another action-packed season of thrills, chills and kitchen spills,” Melissa said. “We couldn’t be more pumped! Add to that a handful of new MasterChef foodies going head-to-head with beloved characters from the MasterChef universe over the years… and then of course there’s Julie Goodwin!

“If ever there was a time to feel connected through food, it’s now: MasterChef Australia is the hit of nostalgia, inspiration and feel-good fun we need as a nation and Jock, Andy and I couldn’t be more excited to serve up a generous and heartfelt serving to audiences in 2022.”

While we don’t know the names of all 24 contestants just yet, 10 has confirmed five major names. Keep reading to see who will be entering MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites in 2022.