MasterChef to Return in France


Endemol France, part of Banijay France, is producing a local version of MasterChef for France 2.

The hit culinary format returns to France following a seven-year hiatus, having last aired in 2015. Agathe Lecaron will host, with Yves Camdeborde, Thierry Marx and Georgiana Viou confirmed as judges.

The format has been adapted in 64 territories to date and celebrated its 500th series globally in 2021.

Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France, commented: “As a nation, we are incredibly passionate about cooking, so it is only right for us to bring the world’s most successful culinary format back to France. In France, there are more than 35 million amateur cooks. With MasterChef, we aim to represent this great family by highlighting passionate and talented contestants. With Agathe Lecaron and our fantastic judges at the helm, we are set for an exciting series, as we uncover some of the incredible talent from across the country and showcase our wonderful food culture.”

Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, added: “MasterChef’s return to France, joining a recent spate of reboots, demonstrates the show’s enduring appeal across the globe. An evolving and versatile format, this latest version is set to be authentic, inspiring and a joyful celebration of the much-admired world of French cuisine.”