Wed, 16 May, 2018
Nigella Lawson's surprising confession about MasterChef: “I’m just not that kind of person"
In honour of MasterChef Australia’s 10-year celebratory season, the show has lined up world-class guest judges, including Nigella Lawson.
While she was excited to be on the show, the 58-year-old culinary queen admitted that reality TV wasn’t for her.
"I would never have wanted to be a contestant [on MasterChef Australia]," Nigella told TV WEEK. "I'm just not that kind of person."
However, the British personality said that she loves working alongside judges George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan.
"I find it a real honour – and they're a real hoot altogether," Nigella said.
"They can start behaving like naughty schoolboys, but it's like being surrounded by lovely brothers."
Nigella revealed that during her episode, one person’s dish caused division among the judges.
"I've had a disagreement about one particular dish with all three of them," she said.
Nigella praised this year’s batch of contestants, who took her by surprise with their level of skill.
“They're the most talented yet. I couldn't believe how wonderful the food was so early in the competition."
Former contestant Hayden Quinn also revealed how impressed he was with the level of competition on the show now.
"These days you look at the calibre of people on the show, it's amazing," he said.
"If I went on this year, I wouldn't even make it through the first selection process. It's incredible."