MasterChef Australia fans outraged over rumours Jamie Oliver is set to replace ... trends now
But many fans have flocked to social media to expressed their disapproval of the 48-year-old joining the cooking show.
Viewers are calling for Australian chef Shannon Bennett to land a role on the popular program instead.
'Jamie isn't the person to take over from Jock! I wish Shannon had stepped forward for it,' one person wrote on Facebook.
'Could not agree more, no need to import an expensive TV celebrity,' a second said.
MasterChef Australia viewers rail against Jamie Oliver (pictured) replacing Jock Zonfrillo on the new season
A third commented: 'Shannon would have been perfect! A big NO for JAMIE OLIVER, ratings will truly drop off!'