On September 19, two Aussies are bringing their US based shows to Foxtel. Curtis Stone is hosting the new series of Top Chef Masters, while Rove McManus is to debut his new talk show on Fox 8 at 8.30pm.
Top Chef Masters
Curtis Stone of Celebrity Apprentice and Surfing The Menu, will serve as the host of season three of Top Chef Masters, and the sexy Aussie chef couldn’t be happier about being on the other side of the challenges this time around.
“I think it’s good to have a chef on there who can empathize with the other chefs during the competitions,” Curtis told Slashfood.com. “I’ll be on the judges panel, but I’m not going to cast advice, because I don’t want to judge my peers.
“Top Chef Masters is a whole different ball game,” says Stone. “Top Chef is a great show, but with Masters, these guys are seriously established chefs on the restaurant scene with Michelin stars, James Beard awards, and all that stuff.”
Definitely a little more refined than Curtis Stone’s competitors on Celebrity Apprentice.
“The Apprentice was bizarre,” says Stone. “I was sitting there before the first day and Cyndi [Lauper] was sort of singing to herself and I was thinking, ‘What am I doing here with all of these freaks?’ But you know what? I made a lot of good friends from it.”
Top Chef Masters Season 3 will air on Arena on Monday September 19 at 8.30pm.
Apparently with a silmilar format to his show on Ten, Rove is headed back to our screens from Los Angeles in a new celebrity based variety show. McManus told the Herald Sun, “It will be that talk-and-variety style of show that I like doing, but a more simplified version.”
Rove LA will film in front of a live syudio audience in LA and be broadcast here within 48 hours, not live obviously, due to the time difference. Rove has made some great trailers that can be viewed on the Fox 8 website, spoofing Foxtel shows, Falling Skies, The Real Housewives and Deadliest Catch.
Rove LA will air on Monday September 19 at 8.30pm, on Fox 8.