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Pierre White is no stranger to our screens. The in­tense stare of Bri­tain’s god­fa­ther of mod­ern cook­ing has rat­tled many MasterChef con­tes­tants.

Now he’s turn­ing his at­ten­tion to an eclec­tic mix of Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional celebrities in Hell’s Kitchen Australia.

“What’s special about Australia is the peo­ple. They are won­der­ful, truly kind and hon­est,” he says.

“But se­condly, they serve good food and re­ally good cof­fee. I’ll get on a plane for a re­ally good cof­fee. I can’t say that about many coun­tries.”

Ten celebrities rang­ing from ath­letes to ac­tors, re­al­ity TV stars and a quiz show su­per nerd will be put through their paces in the kitchen, where they’ll com­pete in ser­vice chal­lenges. The last star stand­ing will win $ 50,000 for his or her cho­sen char­ity.

White says he has no ex­pec­ta­tions of his fa­mous ap­pren­tices.

“I have zero ex­pec­ta­tions. Be­cause if you step into that arena with ex­pec­ta­tions, then you’ll be let down,” he says.

“What’s im­por­tant is al­low­ing peo­ple to be them­selves. I al­ways lead from the front, and it’s up to them whether they wish to fol­low.”

Can any of the celebrities ac­tu­ally cook? Viewers will have to tune in to find out.

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