Julie Goodwin admits she's 'petrified' ahead of her return to MasterChef: Foodies vs Favourites


Julie Goodwin admits she’s ‘petrified’ ahead of her return to the kitchen in MasterChef: Foodies vs Favourites


She’s currently starring the the SBS documentary series Could You Survive on the Breadline?

But Julie Goodwin is already preparing for her return to the arena that made her famous, when she stars in MasterChef: Foodies vs Favourites in 2022. 

‘I’m quite petrified about it,’ admitted the 51-year-old in an interview with Yahoo!Lifestyle on Saturday. 

She's back! Julie Goodwin is already preparing for her return to the arena that made her famous, when she stars in MasterChef: Foodies vs Favourites in 2022

She’s back! Julie Goodwin is already preparing for her return to the arena that made her famous, when she stars in MasterChef: Foodies vs Favourites in 2022

Goodwin won MasterChef’s inaugural season back in 2009.

She will join fellow former winners such as Alvin Quah, Michael Weldon and Sarah Todd against 12 new amateur ‘Foodies’ in the forthcoming season.

Despite her worries, Julie admitted she is ‘really interesting to see if my style will cut it these days in the MasterChef kitchen’.

Meanwhile, in Could You Survive on the Breadline? Julie joins two other prominent Australians on a journey to see what it’s like to live with financial disadvantage.

Last outing: Despite her worries, Julie admitted she is 'really interesting to see if my style will cut it these days in the MasterChef kitchen.' Pictured in 2009.

Last outing: Despite her worries, Julie admitted she is ‘really interesting to see if my style will cut it these days in the MasterChef kitchen.’ Pictured in 2009.

A different kind of journey: Goodwin recently revealed her 'profound' experience with poverty and scraping by in the new SBS documentary, Could You Survive on the Breadline?

A different kind of journey: Goodwin recently revealed her ‘profound’ experience with poverty and scraping by in the new SBS documentary, Could You Survive on the Breadline?

‘It was a pretty profound experience actually,’ she told Yahoo Lifestyle.   

‘I sort of had preconceived ideas of what it might be like to live in emergency accommodation and I guess I had an idea of some of the stories I might hear, but I was really unprepared for what it was actually like.’

Julie – along with NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong and journalist Caleb Bond – meet, stay with and learn from a variety of Aussies living in poverty in the three-part series.

Doing it tough: Julie - along with NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong and journalist Caleb Bond - will meet, stay with and learn from a variety of Aussies living in poverty in the three-part series

Doing it tough: Julie – along with NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong and journalist Caleb Bond – will meet, stay with and learn from a variety of Aussies living in poverty in the three-part series

At one point in the series, the MasterChef winner accompanied a woman living with her husband on food stamps. 

The famous cook had a pre-conceived idea of what poverty might be like as she had already grown up in a world where her family struggled to make ends meet.

‘I experienced it firsthand, not in the same way as some of the people that I met, but certainly living paycheck to paycheck,’ she said. 

Family past: 'I experienced it firsthand, not in the same way as some of the people that I met, but certainly living paycheck to paycheck,' she said

Family past: ‘I experienced it firsthand, not in the same way as some of the people that I met, but certainly living paycheck to paycheck,’ she said

Julie adds that she wasn’t ‘born with a silver spoon’ and didn’t come to the documentary with an ‘ignorant point of view’.

However, she also admits she still had ‘much to learn’ after her unique experience.  

Could You Survive on the Breadline? airs Wednesday at 8.30pm on SBS

A unique perspective: Could You Survive on the Breadline? airs Wednesday at 8.30pm on SBS

A unique perspective: Could You Survive on the Breadline? airs Wednesday at 8.30pm on SBS

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