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Tell Us Something About Being On The Set Of A TV Cooking Contest That People Would Be Surprised To Know

I'm hungry for some pastries AND juicy secrets.

I freaking love cooking shows. I've watched 'em all — from Beat Bobby Flay to MasterChef to Zumbo's Just Desserts. But recently, I started wondering if there's more going on behind the scenes than I realize.

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If you were ever involved in a cooking competition show, whether as a member of casting, as a producer, as a contestant, or as anyone else — I wanna hear about your wildest discoveries.

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Like maybe you were a contestant on Chopped and you want to come clean about the fact that the secret ingredients you were required to use weren't really a secret — instead, you were given a heads up so you knew what dish to prepare.

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Or perhaps you're privy to the fact that the producers on MasterChef tell the judges which contestants to eliminate.

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Maybe you were casting for The Great British Baking Show and were instructed to pick people based on how entertaining they might be rather than on their baking merit.

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Whatever it is, I want to hear about it. Give me your insider deets from being on a TV cooking competition show in the comments below and they may be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post! If you'd prefer to be anonymous fill out this form instead!

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