& # 39; I am absolutely shocked & # 39 ;: the first MasterChef winner, Julie Goodwin, was blinded by the sudden exit of judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris
She was the inaugural winner of MasterChef Australia, whose quick and easy home cooking recipes made her popular with fans.
And now Julie Goodwin has weighed in on the shock of the three famous jury members of the show, Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.
Talked to Nova 96.9 & # 39; s Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday the chef, author and presenter said she was surprised to hear that the trio had decided to leave.
& # 39; I am absolutely shocked & # 39 ;: MasterChef & # 39; s first winner Julie Goodwin (above) revealed that she was blinded by the sudden exit of judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris
& # 39; I was absolutely shocked, I didn't watch social media at all yesterday, & # 39; Julie said before revealing that Channel 10 had asked if she wanted to respond to the news.
She apparently heard about the departure for the first time when a producer from The Project approached her via text message and invited her to appear in the show.
& # 39; I got a text from someone at The Project and said, "Have you heard the news? Can we talk to you?" And I like: "What news?" She said.
Looking back! Julie told Fitzy & Wippa of Nova 96.9 Wednesday that she was surprised to hear about the departure of the trio from the Channel 10 cooking show
When she found out that all three jury members had immediately stopped the cooking show, Julie was absolutely gobsmacked.
She then thought about her time in the show ten years earlier.
& # 39; Although it is sad, I think it is a time to look back on the legacy that those guys have left us for more than 10 years and to be thankful for it & she said.
When asked what she would do if Channel 10 asked her to be a replacement host, she said: & I think they are looking at slightly bigger names than me! & # 39;
Inaugural winner! Julie & # 39; s old-fashioned house style cooking defeated Poh Ling Yeow's passion for Asian cuisine in the first season of MasterChef
Julie added that there were no rumors circulating that the judges were planning to leave, which is the announcement & # 39; so & # 39; n shock & # 39; made.
& # 39; There were no rumors in the mill that they were all going to go & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; And to be honest, they are such good friends, I understand their decision to do so. & # 39;
Julie decided by saying that it was a shame that the news came out because it overshadowed this season's winner Larissa Takchi.
Bolt out of nowhere: Julie added that there were no rumors circulating that the judges were planning to leave, what the announcement & # 39; so & # 39; n shock & # 39; made
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