Anna Haugh has been announced as the new judge for the upcoming series of Masterchef: The Professionals. She will replace Monica Galetti who posted a personal update last week saying she was stepping down for a while because her “loved ones need me”. You can read more about it here.
Monica’s replacement was announced on BBCs Morning Live on Friday April 29. When host Kym Marsh asked Anna what kind of judge she would be, she replied, “I’m gonna be really tough, really mean, I’m gonna start sabotage,” before revealing she was joking and likes to see the talent and potential of future cooks.
So who is Anna Haugh?
Anna, 41, is a chef who grew up in Tallaght, Ireland. She is a regular chef on Morning Live opposite Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh and has also appeared as a guest judge on Masterchef previously.
She started her career in Dublin but later moved to London and worked with chefs Philip Howard, Shane Osborn and even Gordon Ramsay. In 2019, she opened her own restaurant, ‘Myrtle’ in London, named after Myrtle Allen, an award-winning Irish chef.
Masterchef: The Professionals, which also includes judges Greg Wallace and Marcus Wareing, features a group of professional chefs who compete in a cooking competition with the aim of winning the coveted title of best chef.
We can’t wait to see Anna put herself in Monica’s shoes, but what do you think of this replacement? Let us know in the comments.