The other great Australian spill going on - Masterchef
Update 8.08pm: Joanne has just been eliminated from Masterchef
Whoever triumphs tonight, Australia is the real winner because it means one of Masterchef’s least-liked chefs will be ushered out the door faster than prawns left in the sun.
There is even a facebook group (well there was, until it got pulled down) dedicated to the hating of Sydney contestant Joanne Zalm.
Some of the slurs have even been about her cooking in the Masterchef competition!
I will say, I do like Joanne’s hair, every night I marvel at how well it sits and curse my own bob which always flicks out on one side - grrrr. Although this admission should come with a disclaimer that I’m talking about her hair when it’s down, not that weird plait thing that seems to channel Princess Leia.
Every show needs a bad guy – someone the other contestants and viewers alike can’t stand and this year she’s it…. her and Jonathan Daddia.
Which should make tonight’s elimination episode featuring Joanne and Jonathan particularly enjoyable for those of us who love a bit of payback.
The general consensus with Jonathan is that he’s just way too big for those boots of his. Although I must say, I did enjoy the “you’re playing on my homeground” line to Gordon Ramsay’s protégé Josh Emmet. Nope, Jono will never be short on self-belief.
I don’t want to be called unfair here, so I’m willing to offer Aaron a spot on the most-disliked list too…. this award is open to all contenders.
Claire’s alleged marriage-busting ways probably haven’t helped her cause and Marion keeps getting teary at the drop of a hat (plus no one likes the teacher’s pet), which leaves Adam, Alvin and Callum emerging as crowd favourites.
Whoever wins tonight, I can’t wait to see the pretend sadness on the faces of the remaining contestants’ faces tonight when the victor walks back into the house. Who said these guys can’t act?
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