One of the judges on Fox’s “MasterChef” is leaving the show’s U.S. kitchen. According to a report in Variety, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, known for his bluntness, will leave the reality show following the third season of “MasterChef Junior,” which premieres in January.
Producer Shine America is searching for a third judge to take his place, alongside Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliott, the report notes. Bastianich will remain with the Italian version of the show, however.
“MasterChef” judge Joe Bastianich