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MasterChef Returning in South Africa


The global hit Banijay Rights format MasterChef is being revived by M-Net in South Africa after a seven-year hiatus.

MasterChef South Africa has started casting for a new season, which will launch on M-Net in February 2022. Homebrew Films is producing.

MasterChef South Africa season four will be filmed at the foot of Table Mountain, a location that celebrates both the heritage and the most innovative of South Africa’s diverse culinary offering.

Robin Pollok, VP of sales for Africa, the Middle East, Greece and Israel at Banijay Rights, said: “It will be seven years off air by the time MasterChef South Africa season four airs next February, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with M-Net and Homebrew Films to bring this global phenomenon back to South African audiences. This is yet another example of the ever-lasting appeal of the MasterChef format that continues to deliver creativity and culinary excellence to viewers worldwide.”

Jan du Plessis, director of M-Net channels, said: “Within the current landscape of the Covid-19 virus, we wanted to give our audience something familiar and comforting that felt like home. MasterChef SA was the perfect choice as both the local and international versions have proven that the format is a firm favorite with our viewers. It’s heartwarming and welcoming content.”

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