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Mark your calendars as MasterChef Australia returns to our screens for another wild season.

Having been given a fresh makeover for season 14, the beloved cooking show premieres on Monday the 18th of April, with a ‘Fans and Favourites’ format. It will welcome back 12 returning contestants, battling against 12 newcomers.

Channel 10 have revealed the full cast line-up for this season, with original winner Julie Goodwin.

Julie, aged 51, was crowned the first ever MasterChef winner 13 years ago and is returning to the kitchen. She has gone on to build herself a lucrative career as a chef and has taken to Instagram to say her return to MasterChef was a “recurring dream.”

Goodwin beat runner-up Poh Ling Yeow in the debut season, which premiered in 2009. Poh also recently returned to the MasterChef kitchen, competing in the All Stars season in 2020, in which she placed fifth.

Goodwin is joined by fellow past contestants including fellow winners Billie McKay (Season 7) and Sashi Cheliah (Season 10), as well as Alvin Quah (Season 2), Michael Weldon (Season 3) Mindy Woods (Season 4), Christina Batista (Season 5), Sarah Todd (Season 6), John Carasig (Season 7), Aldo Ortado (Season 10) and fresh from last year’s season, Minoli De Silva and Tommy Pham.

Judging trio Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen are back on-board again, with newcomer contestants ranging from social media stars, to dentists, teachers and firefighters.

There are: Ali Stoner, Jenn Lee, Chris Tran, Daniel Lamble, Dulan Hapuarachchi, Harry Tomlinson, Keyma Vasquez Montero, Matt Landmark, Max Krapivsky, Melanie Persson, Montana Hughes and Steph Woon.

The winner stands to walk away with $250,000 in prize money.

Image: Channel 10 

This article first appeared on OverSixty.

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