A paparazzi has captured photos of an episode of Masterchef being filmed, uncovering who the final three contestants are on the show.

The photos, published by DailyMail, showed just three contestants standing outside the filming venue, Julie Goodwin, Daniel Lamble and Alvin Quah, suggesting that they are the remaining cooks attempting to take home the show’s $25,000 winning prize.

Julie was pictured outside of the restaurant where the episode was being filmed. Daniel was shown ordering a meal at a nearby cafe and Alvin was photographed walking up to the restaurant with a coffee in his hand.

MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites stars returning contestants as well as some new faces. Out of the leaked final three, there are two ‘favourites’; Julie Goodwin and Alvin Quah, and one ‘fan’ Daniel Lamble. Alvin starred in season two, while Julie won season one.

When the season premiered last month, there was speculation about who would take home the crown, according to the betting odds on SporstsBet. However, the odds haven’t lined up with the leaked photo.

In April, odds suggested that Billie McKay would take out the competition with returns of $1.90. Harry Tomlinson, Daniel Lamble and Montana Hughes odds follow respectively. However, according to the leaked photo, out of the abovementioned names, only Daniel Lamble is still in the running to win.

MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites started on April 18th, and viewers have seen Chris, Dulan, Max, John, Christina, Sashi  and Minoli be knocked out of the competition. The four contestants who had high winning odds on Sportsbet when the series debuted are all still in the running.

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This year, ratings have dropped for Masterchef. The show only pulled in 545,000 viewers for its premiere last month while last year it launched with 670,000 viewers and in 2020 the season premiered saw 1.268million metro viewers.

Masterchef screens from Sunday to Wednesday at 7:30 pm each night on Channel 10.

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