Following the success of MasterChef SA Season 3 at the end of 2014 (during which we gave away a fabulous Nederburg hamper every week in our #KitchenQuip tweeting competition), M-Net filmed another version of the show with a twist. Instead of featuring chef hopefuls with obscure jobs (like our all-time favourite train driver’s assistant, Roxi) they selected a motley group of familiar faces from the South African entertainment world.
MasterChef South Africa Celebrity! (yes, it comes with an exclamation mark) kicks off at 6pm on Sunday 8 February 2015. And, in a welcome change from the usual format in which the winner takes home shiny prizes and cash, the celebrities in this version of the show are playing to win money for a charity of their choice.
The 10 contestants who will be donning MasterChef aprons are musician Patricia Lewis, model Lerato Moloi, TV presenter Lorna Maseko, photographer Merwelene van der Merwe, comedian Tol A$$ Mo, actor Terence Bridgett, TV presenter Sade Giliberti, comedian Chris Forrest, TV presenter Lunga Shabalala and DJ Alex Jay.
Fans can look forward to a more light-hearted version of the popular cooking series, which promises to showcase the hidden (or perhaps missing entirely – so much more entertaining) cooking talents of these South African celebrities with all the usual comedy and drama.
Tune into to MasterChef South Africa Celebrity! On M-Net 101 on Sunday 8 February at 6pm.