BRAND NEW ON E!
Get ready to feel really bad about your culinary skills!
Gordon Ramsay's hit series MasterChef is taking a bit of a break, but before you fall to your knees and shake your fists at the skies in a fit of foodie rage, we have some good news to share: The celebrated chef's new series MasterChef Junior is set to premiere on Friday, Sept. 27. We've got your exclusive first look at the poster for Fox's MasterChef Junior, which teases just how high the level of talent and competition will be amongst the 24 young chefs, ranging in age from 8 to 13.
"A nine-year-old made this, but winning won't be child's play." Especially when the notoriously hard-to-please Ramsay and his fellow judges Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich are critiquing the food!
While Ramsay won't be as intense as he is with the adult competitors on MasterChef, viewers can still expect to see him be honest with the kids. "I was brutally honest, the kids welcomed that," Ramsay said while promoting the show at the 2013 Summer TCA Press Tour. "When it was bad, they got told it was bad. But when it was good, they got told it was good. The most exciting thing about MasterChef Junior was the journey, but honestly, you're going to see some talent that is going to be eye-opening."
The 24 contestants are:
Alexander, 13, New York, N.Y.
Amanda, 12, Franklin Square, N.Y.
Daniel, 11, Hawthorne, N.Y.
Dara, 12, Culver City, Calif.
Ethan, 11, Riverside, Calif.
Franco, 11, Massapequa, N.Y.
Gavin, 10, San Francisco
Hana, 10, Claremont, Calif.
Jack, 10, East Rockaway, N.Y.
Jewels, 12, Manalapan, N.J.
Justin, 11, Neptune, N.J.
Kaylen, 11, Culver City, Calif.
Lishai, 11, Los Angeles
Mina, 11, Pomona, Calif.
Molly, 12, Pasadena, Calif.
Nathan, 8, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Noah, 12, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Roen, 12, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sage, 13, Rossmoor, Calif.
Sara, 12, Studio City, Calif.
Sarah, 9, Culver City, Calif.
Sofia, 12, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tommy, 11, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Troy, 12, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
MasterChef Junior premieres Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. on Fox.