The English general entertainment channel Star World, is all set to bring another version of the popular reality cooking competition MasterChef Australia. Contestants from eight different Asian countries, for the first time, will compete for the title in a series called MasterChef Asia. The panel of judges too, is pretty impressive. It comprises Hong Kong-born celebrity chef Susur Lee, known as the Father of Fusion, 3-Michelin star chef Bruno Ménard, and Singapore-born Audra Morrice, a MasterChef Australia finalist.
Speaking on this new offering, an official Star India spokesperson, says, "Star World has been home to the very popular MasterChef franchise. After the success of multiple seasons of MasterChef Australia, MasterChef US Junior, and MasterChef US, we are proud to bring this new property. Star World has always been a pioneer in exposing India to global lifestyles and MasterChef Asia helps us take that a step further."
The Indian version of the series MasterChef India, began in 2010, and concluded Season 4 in April 2015.
Amazon.in will be the presenting sponsor for MasterChef Asia Season 1 in India. The show, which will commence from December 25 on Star World and Star World HD, will be aired every Monday to Friday at 9pm.