Rebecca Gibney reveals that she NEVER wanted to join Celebrity MasterChef but finally gave in for a big reason… as she admits her cooking skills are less than impressive
It is the popular New Zealand-born actress who is one of ten celebrities to have entered this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.
But on Sunday, Rebecca Gibney revealed that she never really wanted to be on the show – and only gave in after being begged by her 17-year-old son, Zac.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the 56-year-old revealed: ‘[Zac] Said ‘Mom you could make your bowl of spag and you make a really good roast chook’ – I’m going ‘Dude this is MasterChef cooking, you don’t make a bowl of spag!’ ‘
Persuasive! Rebecca Gibney has revealed that her son Zac begged her to go to MasterChef because it was the “only reality show he watched.” Pictured: Rebecca, Zac and husband Richard Bell
Zac was quick to come up with the ultimate technique to get him to sign up – saying he would think it was cool to do so, because it’s the “Only reality show I watch”.
After telling her mother that MasterChef “has credit,” Rebecca continued, “So all of a sudden I have credit because I’m doing MasterChef – forget Halifax, forget Packed to the Rafters and forget Wanted. “
Rebecca doesn’t seem to think her minimal cooking skills will go far, adding, “It’s so stressful I’ve already laid down on the floor and cried and only cooked twice.”
Hilarious: Rebecca doesn’t seem to think her cooking skills will take her far, adding: “It’s so stressful I’ve already laid down on the floor and cried and only cooked twice”
Channel 10 announced the full cast on Thursday, with contestants including Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly, Offspring actor Matthew Le Nevez and fashion designer Collette Dinnigan.
They will appear alongside Olympic hero Ian Thorpe, former AFL star Nick Riewoldt, singer Dami Im and comedian Dilruk Jayasinha.
Radio personality Chrissie Swan and retired football player Archie Thompson are also expected to be on the show.
Announcement: Channel 10 recently revealed the cast for the new season of Celebrity MasterChef. Pictured (L to R): Nick Riewoldt, Archie Thompson, Rebecca Gibney, Tilly Ramsay, Matthew Le Nevez, Dami Im, Dilruk Jayasinha, Ian Thorpe, Collette Dinnigan and Chrissie Swan
Judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo will helm the show.
Channel 10 announced it is bringing Celebrity MasterChef back in May, 12 years after it was last broadcast.
The network confirmed reports that it was reviving the 2009 format by sharing a post on Instagram that read, “Get ready… Celebrity MasterChef is coming.”
Celebrity MasterChef last aired in 2009 and starred Michelle Bridges, Rachael Finch, Josh Thomas, Kirk Pengilly, Alex Perry, and Eamon Sullivan.
Making a comeback: judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo to helm the show