Fellow Masterchef and Masterchef Junior fans, we have some sad news for you. Our lovable, bow tie-wearing, bespectacled, teddy bear of a judge, Graham Elliot, is leaving the show.
Over the weekend it was announced that at the end of the current Masterchef Junior season, Elliot will be packing up his collection of vests and paisley shirts and exiting the Masterchef kitchen for good.
Along with Gordon Ramsey, Elliot has been a judge on both Masterchef and Masterchef Junior since they debuted in 2010 and 2013 respectively.
From the kind message he posted on his Twitter, it sounds like our favourite judge is simply ready for a new adventure.
— GRAHAM ELLIOT (@grahamelliot) December 19, 2015
Masterchef will be announcing a new judge to take over Elliot’s spot in 2016. They will certainly have some big, brightly coloured shoes to fill.
Who do you think would make a good replacement? Emeril Lagasse? Jamie Oliver? It’s just too early to think about it.
We’re going to miss you and your flashy outfits, Graham!