Channel Ten has MasterChef Australia, Channel 7 has My kitchen Rules, now Channel Nine has finally joined the cook off with The Great Australian Bake Off which is based on the very successful The Great British Bake Off on BBC2. It will premiere in April after Easter, just as season 4 of My kitchen Rules reaches its finale, so a nice transition from one cooking show to another baking show. Nine also has the ABC (US) reality series, The Taste, with Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre & Brian Malarkey which they will air sometimes later this year.
The two co-hosts for The Great Australian Bake Off are Anna Gare (previously one of the judges on Junior MasterChef Australia) and Shane Jacobson (actor/comedian), and the two judges are Dan Lepard and Kerry Vincent. Ironically, both judges are Aussies but more well-known overseas than here. Master baker Dan Lepard is more familiar to UK readers as he writes a column for the UK newspaper, The Guardian, called How to Bake. Master sugar artist and self-taught cake designer Kerry Vincent is known in the U.S. as the tough judge on their reality show, Food Network Challenge.