Melissa Leong ‘set to launch international TV career’ after being dumped from MasterChef Australia as her ‘fan base is growing in the UK’

Melissa Leong’s career has gone from strength to strength since she was fired from MasterChef Australia last year.

The 42-year-old is now set for an international television career according to a new report.

There are ‘whispers’ that she has ‘caught the attention of other international MasterChef formats including MasterChef Asia and MasterChef Singapore’. Herald Sun Saturday report.

The publication went on to claim that Melissa has attracted a growing fan base in the UK, South Africa and New Zealand thanks to episodes of MasterChef Australia broadcast around the world.

The Channel Ten star, who has moved on to a new role as a judge on Dessert Masters, hinted at big career moves ahead in an Instagram post made in December.

Melissa Leong (pictured) is now set for an international television career according to a new report.  There are 'whispers' that she has 'caught the attention of other international MasterChef formats including MasterChef Asia and MasterChef Singapore'

Melissa Leong (pictured) is now set for an international television career according to a new report. There are ‘whispers’ that she has ‘caught the attention of other international MasterChef formats including MasterChef Asia and MasterChef Singapore’

‘For those who supported and believed in me; a big and heartfelt thank you. And for those who haven’t… you’re going to absolutely hate what comes next!’ she wrote in her caption.

The food critic was fired from MasterChef Australia last year amid rumors of a feud between her and fellow judges Andy Allen and the late Jock Zonfrillo, which she denied.

She went on to host the MasterChef spinoff series Dessert Masters alongside Amaury Guichon, who is considered the world’s hottest pastry chef.

Her enthusiasm was palpable when she recently spoke to USA Online Post Australia about her new hosting gig on Dessert Masters, describing it as a ‘dream come true’.

Melissa was fired from MasterChef Australia last year amid rumors of a feud between her and fellow judges Andy Allen and the late Jock Zonfrillo (left), which she denied.

Melissa was fired from MasterChef Australia last year amid rumors of a feud between her and fellow judges Andy Allen and the late Jock Zonfrillo (left), which she denied.

Melissa is also working on her upcoming SBS documentary series The Hospital: In The Deep End.

Additionally, she announced earlier this month that she would host UFC Fight Week on Kayo Sports and Foxtel.

Melissa is also among the names in the running to replace Better Homes and Gardens star Ed Halmagyi after it was revealed he was leaving the show.

“I’m so focused on all the incredible projects,” she said.

She went on to host the MasterChef spinoff series Dessert Masters alongside Amaury Guichon (right), who is considered the world's hottest pastry chef.

She went on to host the MasterChef spinoff series Dessert Masters alongside Amaury Guichon (right), who is considered the world’s hottest pastry chef.