MasterChef’s Melissa Leong flees to Bali after claims of strained relations between judge and staff


It was recently reported she Had ‘fallen out’ with staff members on the set of MasterChef Australia. 

But Melissa Leong appears to be putting her woes behind her and making the most of her summer break.

The 40-year-old took to Instagram on Tuesday to share photos of her luxury retreat while holidaying in Bali.

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong showed off her cleavage in a swimsuit during a trip to Bali on Wednesday after reflecting on ‘bad behaviour’ – amid claims of strained relations between judge and staff on the cooking show 

Leong showed off her incredible physique in a white one-piece swimsuit while posing for a mirror selfie before heading to the pool. 

‘If anyone needs me, don’t. I’ll be here though,’ she captioned a photo of her laying down on a sunbed. 

She then shared a second photo of herself in the swimsuit and wrote: ‘Never in my life did I see myself wearing a white swimsuit, but I love her.’

Leong also shared a photo of a pond full of Koi fish.

Leong showed off her incredible physique in a white one-piece swimsuit while posing for a mirror selfie before heading to the pool

Leong showed off her incredible physique in a white one-piece swimsuit while posing for a mirror selfie before heading to the pool 

Leong also shared a photo of a pond full of Koi fish

Leong also shared a photo of a pond full of Koi fish

It comes after Leong broke her silence amid claims of tension with staff members on set of the Channel 10 cooking show.

She revealed she has taken some time out to reflect on her year while sharing a cryptic quote about finding grace and optimism.

Uploading a photo of her new talisman tattoo on Instagram last week, she wrote: ‘A talisman for the year ahead.’

It comes after Leong recently revealed that she has taken some time out to reflect on her year while sharing a cryptic quote about finding grace and optimism

It comes after Leong recently revealed that she has taken some time out to reflect on her year while sharing a cryptic quote about finding grace and optimism

‘This year has shown me the best and the worst of human behaviour, both in the world at large, as well as in my own life.

‘May we always find the grace and fortitude to meet people as they are, never losing our capacity for optimism, hope and goodness.’

Leong went on to encourage her followers to question motive, listen to their gut, but never dim their light.

Uploading a photo of her new talisman tattoo on Instagram last week, Leong wrote: 'A talisman for the year ahead'

Uploading a photo of her new talisman tattoo on Instagram last week, Leong wrote: ‘A talisman for the year ahead’

She continued: ‘Realise there is power in cutting people off from your energy who don’t deserve it. They’re always watching though, so give them a goddamn good show.

‘And if all else fails, wear an evil eye or two… Karma will balance the scales without your help, and some people are just d**ks.’

It comes after it was revealed crew from the hit cooking show were reminded of a confidentiality clause in their contracts.

It comes after it was revealed crew from the hit cooking show were reminded of a confidentiality clause in their contracts amid claims Leong has 'fallen out' with some staff members

It comes after it was revealed crew from the hit cooking show were reminded of a confidentiality clause in their contracts amid claims Leong has ‘fallen out’ with some staff members 

MasterChef’s production company Endemol Shine has warned cast and crew about breaching the rules.

The company reportedly told staff they would have their contracts torn if they breached the confidentiality clause or spoke to media about behind-the-scenes secrets.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment. 

The show's production company Endemol Shine has warned cast and crew about breaching the rules

The show’s production company Endemol Shine has warned cast and crew about breaching the rules

According to The Daily Telegraph, the fan-favourite food critic now ‘does her own hair and make-up’ due to tension with Endemol Shine’s beauty crew.

Sources told the paper that production staff and Leong ‘no longer want to work together’ but Ten hasn’t addressed the issues. 

Insiders at Ten say the situation was aggravated after a freelancer was hired to do Leong’s hair, before later being asked to not work with her. 

The company reportedly told staff they would have their contracts torn if they breached the confidentiality clause or spoke to media about behind-the-scenes secrets

The company reportedly told staff they would have their contracts torn if they breached the confidentiality clause or spoke to media about behind-the-scenes secrets

According to The Daily Telegraph, the fan-favourite food critic now 'does her own hair and make-up' due to tension with Endemol Shine's beauty crew

According to The Daily Telegraph, the fan-favourite food critic now ‘does her own hair and make-up’ due to tension with Endemol Shine’s beauty crew 

Confidential also claimed that Leong accused the crew of bullying in April after staff didn’t provide her with a cake on her birthday.

The Sydney-born food writer has become extremely popular since joining the show in 2020.

Despite rumours of a rift with staff, Leong appears to be friendly with her fellow judges and attended the AACTA Awards with Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo at the end of last year.

The trio had plenty to celebrate during the ceremony as MasterChef was awarded the trophy for Best Reality Program.

Despite rumours of a rift with staff, Leong appears to be friendly with her fellow judges and attended the AACTA Awards with Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo at the end of last year

Despite rumours of a rift with staff, Leong appears to be friendly with her fellow judges and attended the AACTA Awards with Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo at the end of last year 

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