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Masterchef Announce Top 24 - Including Sydney Convicts Gay Rugby Star!

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An art gallery director, an automotive detailer, a physiotherapist and a former student are amongst the final 6 amateur chefs to claim the last remaining aprons in this year’s Top 24, but there is one big gay blokey surprise in the Masterchef Kitchen.

After a long week of hard fought audition challenges across Victoria that culminated in tonight’s French themed Pressure test, this year’s Top 24 MasterChef contestants dream has now become a reality. can now reveal, thanks to our friends at Network Ten who the latest round of foodies are to battle for the coveted crown.


8 finalists from New South Wales including Kevin ‘Big Kev’ Perry, a laid back Canadian who plays for Australia’s most successful gay rugby union team, the Sydney Convicts.

7 finalists from Victoria, including Tregan Borg, who hopes to use her MasterChef experience combined with her social work skills to help educate disadvantaged young people about food.

3 finalists from Queensland, including Julia Taylor, a legal secretary who is a talented pianist having also studied a Bachelor of Music in Russian music and Ancient History.

3 finalists from Western Australia, including Sam Davis, a Private Banker who grew up on a merino and cattle farm. 1 finalist from South Australia, including Emma O’Shaunessy, a black belt in karate who has forgone her studies and quit her retail job to pursue a career in food.

1 finalist from The Northern Territory, Jules Pike, a customer service officer whose dream is to open her own food and wine bar.

1 finalist from Tasmania, Ben Milbourne, an AFL loving Science and Mathematics teacher whose students encouraged him to audition for the show.

Masterchef continues its ratings dominance on Australian Television and has spearheaded the franchises global return to success. Tune in to Channel Ten to see our Big Kev take on the best of the best!

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