After a Scottish cellist made it through to the last eight of the UK MasterChef earlier this year, another orchestral cellist went nearly as far in the Australian version. Craig Young, who plays in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, was the 12th of 24 contestants to be eliminated from the show, after his William Tell-inspired apple fritters came up short in a head-to-head dessert challenge.

Kennedy Leitch, a cellist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, survived an accident with a potato peeler during his run on the UK show. He went out of the competition after failing to impress in an all-vegetarian episode.