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Meet the new MasterChef Australia judges! Channel 10 confirms Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo will replace Matt, Gary and George

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 9/10/2019 Jo Scrimshire For Daily Mail Australia

Andy Allen, Jock Zonfrillo posing for the camera: It's official! Channel 10 has confirmed the new judges of MasterChef Australia will be Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited It's official! Channel 10 has confirmed the new judges of MasterChef Australia will be Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo Channel 10 has confirmed the new judges of MasterChef Australia will be Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo.

The trio will replace the show's original judges, Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris, who quit earlier this year.

Jock Zonfrillo smiling for the camera: Culinary prowess: Rounding out the judging panel is Jock Zonfrillo who trained under the rigors of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Culinary prowess: Rounding out the judging panel is Jock Zonfrillo who trained under the rigors of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White Jock is a Scottish-born restauranteur who owns Orana in Adelaide, Melissa is a celebrated food critic, and Andy won MasterChef in 2012.

Andy Allen holding a fish: Back on the scene:  Allen Andy Allen won season four of the competitive cooking show in 2012, beating out Audra Morrice and Julia Taylor © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Back on the scene:  Allen Andy Allen won season four of the competitive cooking show in 2012, beating out Audra Morrice and Julia Taylor Andy Allen won season four of the competitive cooking show, beating out Audra Morrice and Julia Taylor.

The former electrician now works as the head chef of Sydney's Three Blue Ducks, which he also co-owns.

a woman taking a selfie in a room: Crème de la crème! Esteemed food writer Melissa Leong has been featured on Australian Gourmet Traveller, Restaurant Guide and Time Out Sydney © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Crème de la crème! Esteemed food writer Melissa Leong has been featured on Australian Gourmet Traveller, Restaurant Guide and Time Out Sydney Meanwhile, esteemed food writer Melissa Leong has been featured on Australian Gourmet Traveller, Restaurant Guide and Time Out Sydney.

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston posing for a photo: Done after a decade: Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris wrapped up their  earlier this year © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Done after a decade: Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris wrapped up their  earlier this year

She was also a judge on SBS's competitive cooking show The Chefs' Line, which makes her a likely candidate for on the revamped MasterChef Australia. 

Rounding out the third judging panel Jock Zonfrillo, a former heroin addict who was trained under the rigors of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

Back in 2018, he told the Good Food Guide: 'If it wasn't for food I would have died... Luckily for me, I somehow fluked upon cooking.'

He is known for his brand of culinary prowess as the head chef of the award-winning Orana restaurant in Adelaide.

Pictures: MasterChef Australia: All the winners


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