Matt Preston & Gary Mehigan team up with MKR's Manu Feildel for new cooking show

goss 24/10/2019

Earlier in the week it was rumoured that former Masterchef Australia stars Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan were branching out to launch their own new cooking show - and now it has been revealed exactly what that cooking show will be.

The pair will be teaming up with My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel for the show Plate of Origin - a show with a title that will resonate with a lot of Australian households.

The show is said to be launching around the time of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Dubbed “the Olympics of cooking”, the program will see teams showcase different cuisines in a competitive setting.

But where is former Masterchef AU judge George Calombaris? News.com.au suggest the reason for Calombaris’ being left out of the deal could be due to his agreement with former TV network Ten. 

According to the Herald Sun’s Fiona Byrne, Calombaris’ “hold back” clause with Channel 10 was longer than Preston and Mehigan’s.