Oh no. This can’t be true :(
According to Variety, American chef Graham Elliot will be leaving the top-rated competitive cooking reality show, “MasterChef”. The chef will make his departure after completing the 4th season of “MasterChef Junior”, which airs Friday nights.
Elliot has been in the “MasterChef” franchise for 5 consecutive years since 2010. However, no replacement has not been named yet. His replacement is expected to be announced next year.
In a media statement, Elliot said:
It has been an awesome experience to be part of the “MasterChef” family. I learned so much from the people I got to work with and it has been a true honour to share my love of cooking with the audiences who have allowed me into their homes over the last 6 years. I remain committed to using my passion for cooking as a way to entertain and teach people of all ages, and will be making some exciting announcements about the next steps of that journey in the new year.
Scottish-born British chef Gordon Ramsay also commented, “We’ve all loved having Graham as part of the MasterChef family, and the exciting and interesting part of reality television is that it’s always evolving and changing.”
Meanwhile, American broadcasting session network Fox announced that Gigi Hadid, Nicole Ari Parker, Kaitlin Doubleday, will be going up against other celebrities in the first-ever celebrity “MasterChef” special. The show will premiere on 18th January 2016.
With Elliot’s departure, “MasterChef” is definitely not gonna be the same anymore. We wish Elliot all the best and hope to see more of him in the future.