Series 8 - weeknights at 8pm from Monday 29th August
The ultimate cook-off series returns with a brand new twist, top celebrity chefs and more culinary challenges than ever before. Returning for its eighth season, MasterChef Australia will this year take the best of what has been before and combine it with more big name international guest chefs, bright new talent and exciting challenges. As ever, British-born chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston are the judges who cast their eyes over dozens of wannabe cooks striving for greatness in the MasterChef kitchen. This series they welcome legendary British cook and broadcaster Nigella Lawson to the judge's table - the Domestic Goddess herself will appear in a guest judging role throughout the series. In the early episodes, look out for a Marco Pierre White week, which features the scowling British chef setting challenges and conducting masterclasses.