Junior MasterChef Australia
|Junior MasterChef Australia|
|Created by||Franc Roddam|
|Written by||George Dodd|
|Directed by||Jo Siddiqui|
Matt Moran (2011)
Matt Preston (2010)
|Narrated by||Nicholas McKay|
|Theme music composer||Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||37|
|Executive producer(s)||Margie Bashfield, Tara McWilliams|
|Producer(s)||Amelia Fisk, Tim Thatcher, Jaala Webster, Alenka Henry, Kam Vurlow|
|Location(s)||13 Doody Street, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Shine Australia|
|Original network||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||12 September 2010 – 23 November 2011|
|Related shows||MasterChef Australia|
Junior MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show. It was a spin-off of MasterChef Australia, itself an adaptation of the British show MasterChef, and featured contestants aged 8 to 12. The first season of the show began production in July 2010 and included 50 contestants. Over 5,000 children from around the nation auditioned for the series.
In contrast to prior series, Junior MasterChef Australia was produced by Shine Australia. The promo was seen during the final episode of MasterChef Australia (Season 2). The series premiered on Sunday, 12 September 2010.
In the Junior series, contestants are not eliminated every week, though four are eliminated at a time once the top 12 is decided. Every eliminated contestant receives a range of prizes.
Production of a junior version of the show was initially suggested in October 2009. The first series of the show, featuring 8- to 12-year-old contestants, was filmed after the second series of MasterChef Australia and began airing 12 September 2010 on Ten. In contrast to prior series, Junior MasterChef Australia was produced by Shine Australia. Isabella won the contest to become Australia's first Junior Masterchef.
Junior MasterChef was officially renewed on 15 November 2010 due to strong ratings, to return for a second season in 2011. Filming started on 28 July 2011, with the season premiering in October 2011. 11-year-old Greta Yaxley from Western Australia won the Junior MasterChef title for 2011.
The network in bold also broadcasts their own version of Junior MasterChef.
|Country||Network||Dubbed or Subtitled?|
|Afghanistan||STAR World||Subtitled in Dari|
|Arab League||Dubbed in Arabic|
|Bangladesh||Subtitled in English|
|Belgium||Vitaya||Subtitled in Dutch|
|Bhutan||STAR World India||Subtitled in English|
|Brazil||TLC||Dubbed in Portuguese|
|TLC||Dubbed in Spanish|
|Argentina||Discovery Home & Health||Dubbed in Spanish|
|Hong Kong||TVB Pearl||Dubbed (English and Selectable Cantonese) and Subtitled (Cantonese)|
|STAR World||Subtitled in Cantonese|
|India||STAR World India||Subtitled in English|
|Italy||Sky Uno and Cielo||Dubbed|
|Macau||STAR World||Subtitled in Cantonese|
|Nepal||STAR World India||Subtitled in English|
|Portugal||SIC K and SIC Mulher||Subtitled in Portuguese|
|Sri Lanka||STAR World India||Subtitled in English|
|MediaCorp Channel 5|
|South Korea||Food TV||Subtitled|
|Sweden||TV8 and TV3 (Sweden)|
|The Netherlands||NET 5||Subtitled in Dutch|
|United Arab Emirates||StarWorld HD||Subtitled in Arabic|
|Fox||Dubbed In Arabic|
|Kuwait||STAR World HD||Subtitled in Arabic|
|Fox||Dubbed In Arabic|
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- Callum slip that he'll be involved
- Shine Australia to produce Junior Masterchef
- "Airdate: Junior MasterChef". Tv-Tonight.com.au. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Channel 10 show Junior MasterChef makes its debut next month
- "Shine Australia to produce Junior Masterchef". 29 January 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- "Greta Wins Junior MasterChef 2011". masterchef.com.au. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.