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MasterChef alum Julie Goodwin reveals what it’s really returning to the Channel 10 cooking show

She’s the authentic MasterChef Australia winner and thought to be one in all the nation’s most achieved house cooks.

And on Sunday, Julie Goodwin revealed what it was really like returning to the kitchen for the Channel 10 cooking show.

‘I used to be type of at peace with the concept that they’d bought me again as a little bit of a novelty. A little bit of nostalgia, look who’s coming again, it’s the very first winner,’ the 51-year-old advised The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Julie Goodwin, 51, (pictured) has spoken about her aggressive aspect and what it was really like filming MasterChef Australia: Fans V Faves this year

‘I believe the competitors has moved alongside, there was no expectation that I used to be going to stick round for lengthy. And I type of had that feeling for myself as effectively.’

Julie stated she was initially pleased to simply take pleasure in the MasterChef expertise for a second time, but it surely wasn’t too lengthy till she grew to become aggressive.

‘I’ve bought a reasonably aggressive spirit, so I wasn’t gonna simply lie down. And what I discovered in my first season was when you’ve got your ears open and your thoughts open and also you’re keen to take recommendation and study and develop, that you could sustain,’ she defined.

'I was kind of at peace with the idea that they’d got me back as a bit of a novelty. A bit of nostalgia,' Julie told The Sydney Morning Herald this week

‘I used to be type of at peace with the concept that they’d bought me again as a little bit of a novelty. A little bit of nostalgia,’ Julie advised The Sydney Morning Herald this week

It comes after Julie revealed that she’d consulted her psychologist earlier than agreeing to be part of MasterChef Australia : Fans V Faves this year.

Goodwin has been open about her battle with nervousness and melancholy following her drink-driving arrest 4 years in the past.

Speaking to Woman’s Day final week, Julie admitted she feared returning to the cooking competitors can be detrimental to her psychological well being.

‘[My mental health] was a large dialogue once I was requested to do [MasterChef],’ the cookbook writer defined.

‘I did not simply say sure. I talked to my household, I talked to my psychologist, and it was a call that was made in a really thought-about method as a result of at the finish of the day, I did not need to be again at the backside of a darkish place,’ she continued. 

The mom of three, who spent 5 weeks at a psychological well being facility in 2020, labored out a coping technique in case issues grew to become too mentally taxing.

'I've got a fairly competitive spirit, so I wasn't gonna just lie down. And what I found in my first season was if you have your ears open and your mind open and you're willing to take advice and learn and grow, that you can keep up,' she explained

‘I’ve bought a reasonably aggressive spirit, so I wasn’t gonna simply lie down. And what I discovered in my first season was when you’ve got your ears open and your thoughts open and also you’re keen to take recommendation and study and develop, that you could sustain,’ she defined

‘They’ve labored round the filming schedule to enable me to nonetheless have my psychology appointments and to get out early in the morning to do my train. They contact base with me continually to be sure that I’m okay,’ she stated.

Julie despatched shockwaves by way of the culinary world 4 years in the past when she was charged with drink driving twice over the authorized restrict.

She was caught after attempting to evade a police breath check.

Julie sent shockwaves through the culinary world four years ago when she was charged with drink driving twice over the legal limit. (Pictured arriving at Gosford Local Court in May 2018)

Julie despatched shockwaves by way of the culinary world 4 years in the past when she was charged with drink driving twice over the authorized restrict. (Pictured arriving at Gosford Local Court in May 2018)

After fronting up at court docket along with her husband and acknowledging it was ‘an error in judgment’ and ‘accepting full duty’, Julie was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months.

She later revealed she had been affected by melancholy and spent 5 weeks in a psychological well being facility.

Julie spoke about about her battle with melancholy in an interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly in 2020.

She stated she discovered consolation in her child granddaughter, Delilah. 

‘In the midst of that really terrible time I had determined that I used to be accomplished,’ Julie stated. 

‘I had nothing left to do, my work right here was accomplished. That’s the place I discovered myself. That landed me in hospital a bunch of occasions.

She later revealed she had been suffering from depression and spent five weeks in a mental health facility. Amid her mental health battle, she found comfort in her granddaughter, Delilah

She later revealed she had been affected by melancholy and spent 5 weeks in a psychological well being facility. Amid her psychological well being battle, she discovered consolation in her granddaughter, Delilah

‘So, I’m attempting to determine if my life right here isn’t accomplished, then what the hell is it? Delilah is clearly a large a part of that. She’s a tiny little human who I need to be round for.’ 

Julie, who is thought for her hearty house recipes, famously beat runner-up Poh Ling Yeow on season one in all MasterChef Australia in 2009.

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Julie, who is known for her hearty home recipes, famously beat runner-up Poh Ling Yeow (right) on season one of MasterChef Australia in 2009

Julie, who is thought for her hearty house recipes, famously beat runner-up Poh Ling Yeow (proper) on season one in all MasterChef Australia in 2009 

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