Melissa: We have to share a dressing room, but Andy…
J: Andy has his own dressing room because he's a bit of a diva. That's what we've uncovered this morning. And some of the demands that were coming out of his dressing room were quite extraordinary!
Andy: [laughs, blushes] "If anyone believes that has one ounce of truth in it…
M: …they don't know you!
A: They don't know me.
M: Look, it's a fun opportunity to get to know each other in a different context. We all know each other outside of this world, but actually getting to know each other in this space where we are? We're in this together now. We're a team. So it's exciting. It was so encouraging from the get-go. It's already jokes and smiles and fun, and I think we all respect each other for what we bring in a technical capacity, so that's a great place to start and we're looking forward to building on that.
A: One thing that I think I have learnt is that I'm going to have to have pretty thick skin!
M: And all the jaws drop on the floor!
J: You'll be able to recognise pressure points where we might not be able to see it because you, you've been standing where they are.
A: Yeah. I mean it was 76 episodes. Well that's a long, long time. It's a lot of challenges, and I went through the first one to the last one, bar one, 'cause I burnt myself! And, with Back To win, I'll have relationships with most of these people because the MasterChef family is a thing. We always out for each other because when you leave that kitchen, it's up to you and the MasterChef alumni to really band together to be successful.
M: We all carry a bit of Matt's cravats with us. The boys created an incredible legacy with this show, and it's with tremendous respect, and a degree of seriousness, that we take on the next chapter. We're not them, we're not looking to replace them. We're just us. And so it's exciting.