MasterChef Australia fans complain show is ‘boring’ after Jock Zonfrillo’s death and slam


Masterchef Australia fans are disappointed with the latest season, complaining the Channel 10 cooking show is lacking ‘energy’ and is ‘boring’.

Several viewers have noted the show isn’t what it used to be and lacking context and the backstories of the contestants, with barely any details about their personal and family life.  

‘Has anyone felt that there’s a distinct energy missing from this latest season?’ a fan posted in the Masterchef Australia Facebook fan page.

‘It’s nothing to do with Jock’s passing because the series was completed way before. To me it’s mainly that there is no back story for the contestants.’

Other viewers said they thought tough-talking judge Andy Allen had ‘taken over the show’. 

Masterchef Australia fans are disappointed with the latest season, complaining the Channel 10 cooking show is lacking 'energy' and is 'boring'

Masterchef Australia fans are disappointed with the latest season, complaining the Channel 10 cooking show is lacking ‘energy’ and is ‘boring’ 

‘He is so negative to some of the contestants, upsetting their confidence right at the end of their cook so they start to doubt themselves,’ a fan said.

‘This season really is not the same,’ another commented. ‘Even the contestants are not really that good compared to all the previous seasons.’

‘I agree. This season is flat and the top eight [are] not that good. It also feels manipulated,’ someone else said. 

Several viewers have noted the show isn't what it used to be and lacking context and the backstories of the contestants, with barely any details about their personal and family life

Several viewers have noted the show isn’t what it used to be and lacking context and the backstories of the contestants, with barely any details about their personal and family life 

One fan defended the program, pointing out the series was mostly filmed during the pandemic and with several contestants and crew members getting sick, the team were faced with more issues that ever before.

‘So often contestants were sick, crew were sick and all sorts of issues that were not normal had to be dealt with. Hence the altered format,’ they said.

Others agreed and said they believed this season is ‘heavily edited’ following Jock Zonfrillo’s death.

Other viewers said they thought tough-talking judge Andy Allen had 'taken over the show'

Other viewers said they thought tough-talking judge Andy Allen had ‘taken over the show’ 

'He is so negative to some of the contestants, upsetting their confidence right at the end of their cook so they start to doubt themselves,' a fan said

‘He is so negative to some of the contestants, upsetting their confidence right at the end of their cook so they start to doubt themselves,’ a fan said

‘We are missing a lot of what we are used to,’ one said.

‘We were told it was going to be heavily edited due to Jock passing.’

Another added: ‘I agree [to be honest] feels heavily scripted, not the best series really. Some bits are ok but not much soul in it now.’

Masterchef episodes were heavily reviewed following Zonfrillo’s death in April, with producers meticulously examining each episode to avoid any potential insensitivity surrounding his passing.

Some also believed this season is 'heavily edited' following Jock Zonfrillo's death

Some also believed this season is ‘heavily edited’ following Jock Zonfrillo’s death

The episodes were heavily reviewed following Zonfrillo's death in April

The episodes were heavily reviewed following Zonfrillo’s death in April

‘There are two schools of thought,’ an insider shared with The Australian.

‘If there is too much of an edit, it can take away from what he was as well.’

It comes as Ten continues its search for contestants to appear on the next season of MasterChef.

No filming dates have been set for the new season, but applicants have been told they must be over the age of 18 by the time October 16 comes around. 

There is still no word on who will be replacing Zonfrillo as judge following his tragic death.

It comes as Ten continues its search for contestants to appear on the next season of MasterChef Australia

It comes as Ten continues its search for contestants to appear on the next season of MasterChef Australia 

Zonfrillo died on April 30 aged 46. He was laid to rest in a private funeral in Sydney in May, surrounded by 200 family and friends.

There are also swirling rumours that hosts Melissa Leong and Andy Allen could be planning to quit the show as they continue to grapple with the tragic death of their co-star.

Some fans are convinced the entire hosting panel may be replaced altogether.

‘Has anyone ever thought, ‘What if Mel and Andy decide not to continue being judges next season?” one Facebook user wrote on a MasterChef fan page last week  

‘That crossed my mind too,’ another user wrote.

There are also swirling rumours that hosts Melissa Leong (right) and Andy Allen (left) could be planning to quit the show as they continue to grapple with the tragic death of their co-star

There are also swirling rumours that hosts Melissa Leong (right) and Andy Allen (left) could be planning to quit the show as they continue to grapple with the tragic death of their co-star



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