MasterChef's Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan find new home on Seven

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 23 October 2019

Former MasterChef hosts Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan have found a new home on rival TV network Seven, following their high profile exits from Ten earlier this year.

The announcement, made this evening at the network's annual Upfront event, will see the two jump ship after it was revealed a breakdown over commercial agreements was the reason behind their departure from Ten.

In 2020, the two hosts will join My Kitchen Rules' Manu Feildel for Plate of Origin.

Set to be launching with the "power of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games", this international cooking competition will be on a scale that Australia "has never seen before;"

The show is set to reach not just every corner of this country but also overseas. Showcasing teams of diverse cultural backgrounds who are passionate about their unique cuisine, this worldwide food fight will pit cuisine against cuisine, plate against plate, cook against cook.

Notably missing from the line-up is the third ex-MasterChef host George Calombaris, who earlier this year was hit by reports that his hospitality group underpaid staff $7.8 million.

While Seven used its upfronts to promote its next reality cooking show, Ten used its own annual event to reveal the names of its newest MasterChef judges, Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen.

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