Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston, 60, is set for a career change

Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston will reportedly appear on Dancing with the Stars later this year.

According to Woman’s Day, the 60-year-old food critic is set to join the upcoming season of the show when it returns to Channel Seven. 

The English culinary king’s TV comeback stalled last year when his cooking program Plate of Origin flopped in the ratings.

From the kitchen to the dance floor! Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston will reportedly appear on Dancing with the Stars later this year

From the kitchen to the dance floor! Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston will reportedly appear on Dancing with the Stars later this year 

Matt is said to be in training for Dancing with the Stars, which sees contestants learn a new dance each week.

He was first linked to the program last month, but Seven refused to comment on the speculation when approached for comment. 

Showing off his moves: According to Woman's Day , the 60-year-old food critic is set to join the upcoming season of the show when it returns to Channel Seven

Showing off his moves: According to Woman’s Day , the 60-year-old food critic is set to join the upcoming season of the show when it returns to Channel Seven

‘It’s too soon for us to reveal the amazing cast of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars,’ a network spokesperson said.

‘What we can say is that this will be no ordinary Dancing with the Stars.’

It comes after Seven recently announced DWTS will be ‘refreshed, re-imagined and reborn as a unique television event’ in 2021.

Failure to launch: The English culinary king's TV comeback stalled last year when his latest cooking show Plate of Origin flopped in the ratings. Pictured on MasterChef

Failure to launch: The English culinary king’s TV comeback stalled last year when his latest cooking show Plate of Origin flopped in the ratings. Pictured on MasterChef

Seven has remained tight-lipped about the celebrity line-up, but Sonia Kruger is rumoured to be one of the hosts.    

Dancing with the Stars was dropped by Channel 10 in October after a two-year revival at the network. Seven had previously owned the rights from 2004 to 2015. 

Seven Network’s Programming Director Angus Ross said he was ‘delighted to welcome [DWTS] home’ and described it as ‘one of the most successful television formats in the world’.  

Move: Matt (centre) joined Channel Seven last year alongside fellow MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan (left) after they departed Channel 10. Pictured with George Calombaris (right)

Move: Matt (centre) joined Channel Seven last year alongside fellow MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan (left) after they departed Channel 10. Pictured with George Calombaris (right) 

‘Next year’s special season will bring back some of the big names and personalities from seasons past in a brand new format, plus several other surprises that we will reveal shortly,’ Mr Ross said. 

While the hosts, judges and contestants on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars have not been announced, the new season is expected to feature some of the franchise’s biggest names from 2004 to 2015.

These could include Bec Hewitt, Pauline Hanson, Fifi Box, Adam Brand, Tina Arena and Manu Feildel.

Changes: Dancing with the Stars originally aired from 2004 to 2015 on Channel Seven, before moving to Channel 10 in 2019 with new hosts Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller (both pictured). Seven has now bought back the rights, with an all-stars season set to air later this year

Changes: Dancing with the Stars originally aired from 2004 to 2015 on Channel Seven, before moving to Channel 10 in 2019 with new hosts Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller (both pictured). Seven has now bought back the rights, with an all-stars season set to air later this year

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