In 2016, ’MasterChef SA’ announced that they will be taking a break. They said there are currently no plans for a new season in the immediate future but people should keep those chef's knives sharp, as they may never know what would happen.
Well, it seems the break is now over, as the South African version of the television cooking game show franchise ’MasterChef’ has announced that they will be returning for season 4, and are currently looking for contestants.
In a statement, M-Net noted that it is looking for twenty motivated culinary hopefuls, to be a part of the global phenomenon that is ’MasterChef SA’, and the chance to win a whopping R1-million in grand prize money.
Director of M-Net channels Jan du Plessis said, within the current landscape of the Covid-19 virus, they wanted to give their audience something familiar and comforting, that felt like home.
Du Plessis said MasterChef SA was the perfect choice, as both the local and International versions have proven that the format is a firm favourite with their viewers, and it’s heart-warming and welcoming content.
The show, set to launch next year, will be broadcast from Monday to Thursday, from 28 February, 2022, at 6pm on M-Net – with filming taking place as soon as possible, in October 2021. The celebrity chefs, who will judge the passionate cooks, will be announced later this year.
Applications to become a contestant are now open to South Africans, and information on how to apply can be found on the M-Net website. Entries will close on September 8, 2021, at 11.59pm.