MasterChef judges transformations over the past nine years

It's the hit Channel Ten cooking show that is set to return to screens for the ninth year.

And while MasterChef has transformed the way Australian's look at food, judges Gary Mehighan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston have undergone their own personal transformations.  

Daily Mail Australia takes a look at how the famous trio have changed since the popular reality series kicked off almost a decade ago.

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Looking back: While MasterChef has changed the way Australian's look at food during its nine years on air, judges Gary Mehighan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston have undergone their own personal transformations

Gary Mehigan was very much a cherub-cheeked gourmand when MasterChef premiered in 2009.

It appears that all of the dishes he has sampled during his time on the show haven't affected his waistline, with Gary sporting a much slimmer frame in 2018. 

Speaking to the Herald Sun in 2015, Gary opened up about his struggle with weight, revealing he had taken up boxing in an effort to slim down.

Still at it: It appears that the rigorous filming schedule hasn't affected the foodie trio too much over the past nine years with all three looking as fresh-faced and excited as they did for season one

Still at it: It appears that the rigorous filming schedule hasn't affected the foodie trio too much over the past nine years with all three looking as fresh-faced and excited as they did for season one

Admitting that he was a frequent gym enthusiast in his 20s, Gary added that he came to the realisation that something had to be done.

'I just let it all go,' he said. I just started to get fatter and I've always been blocky and strong and kind of bricky, and just didn't notice it.

He added: 'Especially when you watch yourself on TV I thought I am indeed that chubby middle aged man.'

Trim It appears that all of the dishes he has sampled during his time on the show haven't affected his waistline with Gary sporting a much slimmer frame in 2018

Trim It appears that all of the dishes he has sampled during his time on the show haven't affected his waistline with Gary sporting a much slimmer frame in 2018

Trim It appears that all of the dishes he has sampled during his time on the show haven't affected his waistline with Gary sporting a much slimmer frame in 2018

And Gary has stuck with the boxing, taking to Instagram in March to to share a post session photo.

Gary looked the picture of fitness and health, albeit a tad exhausted in the photo that showed him happily smiling in the ring, flanked by two sparring

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