19 AUG 2021

Banijay’s cooking hit “MasterChef” returns to Singapore

Banijay Rights, Mediacorp and Motion Content Group announced the return of one of the world’s most successful competitive cooking reality television formats, “MasterChef,” to Singapore.

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"MasterChef Singapore" (S2 - EP6)

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Independent global distributor Banijay Rights, Singapore’s national media network Mediacorp, and media management company Motion Content Group announced the return of one of the world’s most successful competitive cooking reality television formats, “MasterChef,” to Singapore. The casting call is now open for all cooking aficionados who wish to showcase their culinary abilities, and fulfil their dreams of becoming the next “MasterChef Singapore”.

Fans of the show can look forward to an exhilarating third season, which will celebrate Singapore’s well- known reputation as a food haven and her unique multicultural cuisine, as contestants try their hands at elevating classic local dishes with their imagination and culinary prowess. Produced by Beach House Pictures, this 10-episode season will be brought to screens during the second quarter of 2022.

“This deal for a third outing of ‘MasterChef Singapore’ demonstrates the huge global appeal of the ‘MasterChef’ franchise, which continues to grow from strength to strength. We are excited to again be working with Mediacorp, Motion Content Group and Beach House Pictures to create another successful season of this fantastic show,”  said Daryl Kho, SVP Asia – Formats at Banijay Rights.

Sapna Angural, Head, English Audience at Mediacorp, added: “We are thrilled to reopen the ‘MasterChef Singapore’ kitchen again to welcome the best of Singapore’s amateur home chefs for the third time running. With every edition, we have witnessed such incredible culinary talent, and we believe that ‘MasterChef Singapore’ season three will continue to be the platform for these cooking enthusiasts to showcase their craft and fulfill their culinary dreams. We look forward to working with Banijay Rights, Motion Content Group and Beach House Pictures to create yet another successful season of ‘MasterChef Singapore’. And calling all aspiring chefs, do join our casting call today!”.

Lastly, Steven Murphy, Managing Director at Motion Content Group, APAC, commented: “With the great success of season one and two, Motion Content Group is looking forward to working with Mediacorp and Beach House Pictures on a third season of ‘MasterChef Singapore’. ‘MasterChef’ continues to be one of the most successful formats across the world, and we cannot wait to meet the next set of amateur chefs Singapore has to offer”.

The second season of the “MasterChef Singapore,” which ended in April this year, served up a sumptuous repast for over a million viewers, making it the top one local English variety series on Channel 5 for 2021 to-date. The show’s finale was an epic showdown where Derek Cheong was crowned winner after edging out runner-up Leon Lim by merely one point. Fans who wish to relive some of the riveting moments of “MasterChef Singapore” season two can do so on-demand via meWATCH, or every Sunday, at 12pm on Channel 5, starting from August 29, 2021.

This deal for a third outing of ‘MasterChef Singapore’ demonstrates the huge global appeal of the ‘MasterChef’ franchise, which continues to grow from strength to strength” Daryl Kho SVP Asia – Formats at Banijay Rights