REVEALED: MasterChef Australia boss reveals the secret tactics behind booking global pop star Katy Perry for a guest appearance on hit cooking series in 2020
The MasterChef: Back To Win kitchen erupted into chaos when American pop star Katy Perry arrived last year as a surprise guest judge.
And now the show’s executive producer, Marty Benson, has revealed how he was able to book one of the world’s greatest entertainers in the long-running series.
“One evening I read that Katy was coming to Melbourne in March last year to appear at the final of the Women’s World Cup Cricket,” he said. news.com.au
Revealed: MasterChef boss has revealed their secret to booking pop star Katy Perry for a guest appearance on the hit cookery series. Katy pictured with judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo in May 2020
Marty explained that he had sent an email to his former boss, who happens to be the showrunner of American Idol, on which the singer is a judge.
“As soon as I saw Katy Perry coming to Melbourne, I emailed her (the showrunner) and said,“ We’ve been using Katy’s song (Hot ‘n’ Cold) as our title track for 12 years. Please, Trish, can you ask Katy if she wouldn’t mind coming to MasterChef while in Melbourne? ”
“Five minutes later I got an email saying” she’s ready, “and that’s it!” he said.
That was quick! The show’s executive producer, Marty Benson, told news.com.au that he had emailed his former boss, an American Idol showrunner, asking if she’d be interested in appearing on the show – they showed interest within five minutes.
During her performance on the Channel 10 show, Katy left judge Jock Zonfrillo speechless after calling him ‘daddy’ and asking him to put food in her mouth.
Speak on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show in June, Jock said he was ashamed of the meeting in the air.
‘I didn’t even want to look at her. I didn’t know where to look, you know what I mean? Jock said about the exchange with the singer.
Ashamed: Jock said on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show in June that he was ashamed of Katy’s racy comments during her performance on the show in May.
Raunchy: During the episode, Katy (pictured) said to the Scottish chef, ‘Party in my mouth! Put it in my mouth, Daddy! ‘. Pictured: Katy during the episode
“For starters, it’s Katy Perry … but who calls someone ‘Daddy’?” Jock added.
‘Papa’ is often a slang term used for a handsome elderly gentleman, often used in a very vulgar way.
Katy left Jock and fans of the show speechless during her performance on MasterChef Australia in May, where she served the commentary.
The singer begged Jock to cut her food into pieces for spraining her thumb – before making the spicy joke.
“Will you cut my meat for me?” Katy asked, after being offered a red braised Shanghai pork during a taste test.
Help: Jock obeyed the request and the joke seemed to get a lot of laughs from the contestants and judges. Pictured (left to right) reviews Andy Allen, Melissa Leong, Katy and Jock