Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

HOW did MasterChef go from zero to hero? Last year’s MasterChef was a dud – cru­elled by a medi­ocre batch of con­tes­tants and a trio of judges who looked bored.

This year, view­ers fl ocked back with rat­ings up about dou­bledig­its on 2013.

“MasterChef has got back to ba­sics and is no longer try­ing to ape My Kitchen Rules by ramp­ing up the per­son­al­i­ties and the clashes,” me­dia an­a­lyst Steve Allen says.

“This year’s con­tes­tants can re­ally cook and the judges are nur­tur­ing the talent in front of them. It is very whole­some, warm and ap­proach­able – and view­ers have re­sponded.”

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