MasterChef Australia SPOILER: Bets change drastically to reveal a NEW favorite to win … just hours after the finale was filmed
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The odds for the absolute winner of MasterChef Australia have changed dramatically since the season finale was filmed in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Before the finale was taped, 36-year-old tattoo artist Pete Campbell was Sportsbet’s clear favorite to win Channel 10’s cooking competition.
But hours later, the odds turned drastically in favor of 27-year-old youth pastor Justin Narayan, who has a very slim $ 1.50 chance as of Thursday afternoon.
MasterChef SPOILER: The bets for the outright winner of MasterChef suddenly turned in favor of Justin Narayan, 27 on Thursday. The final was filmed in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Pete dropped overnight to a $ 6 outsider, while Kishwar Chowdhury, 38, is still the second favorite with odds of $ 4.
TAB, meanwhile, leaves Justin with an even smaller $ 1.08 chance of winning it all.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel 10 for comment on the apparent rush of money tipping Justin to win the contest.
Before production closed on Wednesday, three leading online bookmakers tipped Pete to close out the 13th season of MasterChef.
Numbers game: Before the finale was shot, 36-year-old tattoo artist Pete Campbell was Sportsbet’s clear favorite to win Channel 10’s cooking contest
At the time, Pete’s odds of winning were $ 2.75 on Sportsbet, $ 2.25 on TAB, and $ 1.75 on PointsBet.
Meanwhile, the bookies had Kishwar Chowdhury and Justin for second and third place respectively.
Kishwar owns a print shop with two young children, and Justin is a Western Australian youth pastor.
Steady: The bookmakers had also tipped Kishwar Chowdhury for second place from Wednesday, where she remained on Thursday despite the varying odds
Former Favorite: On Wednesday, Pete’s odds of winning were $ 2.75 on Sportsbet, $ 2.25 on TAB, and $ 1.75 on PointsBet. He is now no longer the front runner
Because the Channel 10 program is pre-recorded, the result is known to industry insiders and MasterChef crew members.
While Pete, Kishwar and Justin can make it to the finals, there is one element of production that could take a surprising twist.
In previous years, the show’s judges have said multiple endings were filmed to keep spoilers from leaking.
Secret: In previous years, the show’s judges have said multiple endings were filmed to prevent spoilers from leaking
Last year’s odds were strongly in favor of Reynold Poernomo, Laura Sharrad and series one favorite Poh-Ling Yeow for the victory in the Back to Win series.
However, it was Emelia Jackson, a psychology graduate, who won the show.
MasterChef Australia continues on Channel 10 on Thursday at 7.30pm
Tune in: MasterChef Australia continues on Channel 10 Thursday at 7.30pm