THE chooks are looking for a new home after MasterChef took over the poultry pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria board chairman Stephen Spargo confirmed the poultry competitions would go ahead, following speculation yesterday they would be cancelled, the Herald Sun reports.
"The pavilion which we normally use is currently being used by the MasterChef organisation where they're doing all filming for MasterChef and will be doing a major event in during the show and we're currently just looking at where we can reconfigure the competition for this year," Mr Spargo said.
"So we're definitely going to run the competition."
Mr Spargo said the RASV had been aware of the conflicting space issue for about 10 months, since the state government announced Masterchef would be filming at the showgrounds.
"Any suggestion that there wouldn't be poultry at the show is not right."
He said the MasterChef pavilion would be used for a new attraction at this year's show."(MasterChef) will be working with the RASV to produce an event which will be a real feature for the show around food and wine and everything else as I understand it."The state government announced last August the hit Channel Ten program would move its filming base from Sydney to the showgrounds, north of Melbourne.
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