Following a record-breaking finale which reached over 80% share, Banijay Rights announced a new season of the celebrity cooking format for the Argentine network.

Banijay Rights today announced a second celebrity series of MasterChef Argentina for Telefe, a ViacomCBS brand.

The MasterChef Celebrity grand finale broadcast last week on the Argentinian broadcast TV channel, delivering record breaking viewing figures and became the most watched of programme of the year with a peak share of over 80%.

The local adaptation hosted by Santiago del Moro, crowned the former Mrs Maradona, Claudia Villafañe, as the series winner awarding her a cash prize of 1 million pesos, which has been donated to her chosen charity.

Throughout the series, Celebrity MasterChef Argentina, consistently outperformed the slot, with an average share of 76.33%. It was the most watched program of 2020 in Argentina and ranked #1 of FTA TV programs. On social networks, MasterChef Celebrity exceeded 400 million video views via Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

Michelle Wasserman, SVP LATAM, Brazil and USH Banijay Rights, comments, “We’ve made history in Argentinean TV! We are proud of our local partners who have brought a new version of the format to the territory under a an exceptional quality of production and great programming strategy. The celebrity iteration has proven itself popular with audiences worldwide and is now a record-breaking smash hit in Argentina.”

Guillermo Pendino, VP of Programming and Content at Telefe and PayTV brands ViacomCBS says, “We are very happy to have an internationally successful format like, MasterChef, on Telefe, Argentina’s leading Broadcaster. The first season of Masterchef Celebrity has made history with its outstanding performance throughout the season. Now we are preparing a new season that we will premiere very soon.”

The MasterChef format and finished programs are represented internationally by Banijay. With over 60 local adaptations broadcast in more than 200 countries, MasterChef is the world’s most successful cookery television format. MasterChef was created by Franc Roddam.

A cook whose passion, creativity, technical skill and love of food means that they are truly a MasterChef. Through tough individual and team challenges, our amateur cooks are judged by some of the country’s top chefs and distinguished food critics. It’s a life- changing journey for many, but only one will be crowned the nation’s MasterChef.