Just weeks after leaving the White House, Michelle Obama has an exciting new reality TV gig!
The 53-year-old former First Lady will guest star on MasterChef Junior‘s new season, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The hit cooking competition series — starring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay — returned to FOX on Thursday, Feb. 9 for its fifth season. Michelle will reportedly serve as one of many new guest stars on the program to fill former judge Graham Elliot‘s spot.
Gordon (right) with a MasterChef Junior contestant in 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Graham, 40, previously joined the reality show for Season 1 in September 2013 and exited the series after Season 4 in November 2015. In addition to Michelle, other guest stars including Martha Stewart and the Muppets will allegedly appear on the show’s newest season.
This won’t be the first time the former FLOTUS has starred on a cooking show. In 2016, the mom-of-two — she shares daughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, with husband Barack Obama — filmed an episode of Barefoot Contessa at the White House with celebrity chef Ina Garten.
Michelle cooking in April 2011.
In a recent interview, one MasterChef Junior‘s judges, Christina Tosi, gushed about the show’s newest season. “The kids have this insane fearlessness. They haven’t yet learned to build up their walls; they aren’t ashamed to say they don’t know the rules of cooking; they’re not afraid to humble themselves to the learning process,” the 35-year-old TV star said.
“And they aren’t afraid, therefore, to break rules that might be in place. The adults [who compete on MasterChef] are almost entirely the opposite — they come in and they want to show you all of their knowledge. I want to shake them by the shoulders, like, ‘It’s OK to not know.’ And it’s almost always the more humble of the home cooks, adults and children, that come out on top,” Christina added.
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