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Top television critic devises plan to save MasterChef Australia starting with a kitchen set makeover - after shock ratings nosedive

By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 15:04 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 15:04 BST, 2 May 2021

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MasterChef Australia saw a ratings decline in its first week, pulling in a paltry 527,000 metro viewers, according to Mediaweek. 

While things are looking up - with the show scoring a slight uptick with 570,000 metro viewers tuning in on Thursday night, it hasn't been the ratings juggernaut it was last year with the MasterChef: Back To Win all stars special. 

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The reality show broke the 'magic million' mark in its first week last year - including nearly 1.1 million for its second episode, but has struggled in 2021.

Slide: MasterChef Australia saw a ratings decline in its first week, pulling in a paltry 527,000 metro viewers, according to Mediaweek. The reality show which broke the 'magic million' mark in its first week last year. Pictured judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and ock Zonfrillo

Slide: MasterChef Australia saw a ratings decline in its first week, pulling in a paltry 527,000 metro viewers, according to Mediaweek. The reality show which broke the 'magic million' mark in its first week last year. Pictured judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and ock Zonfrillo

And now television critic David Knox of TV Blackbox has listed a series of surefire ways the show can come back from the brink.  

First, Knox suggests cutting the series down to a six week season - previous seasons have run for 14 or 15 weeks. 

He insisted it's high time the kitchen set had a makeover, too, and wants to see more Mystery Box challenges. 

Save it: Television critic David Knox of TV Blackbox has listed a series of ways the show can come back from the brink

Save it: Television critic David Knox of TV Blackbox has listed a series of ways the show can come back from the

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